Brendan Constantine's work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, FIELD, Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, ArtLife, Ninth Letter, and many other journals. His first book, Letters To Guns (Red Hen Press, 2009),
Brendan Constantine’s work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, FIELD, Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, ArtLife, Ninth Letter, and many other journals. His first book, Letters To Guns (Red Hen Press, 2009), is now taught extensively in schools across the country. His most recent collections are Birthday Girl With Possum (Write Bloody Publishing, 2011) and Calamity Joe (Red Hen Press, 2012). His work has inspired artists in a variety of other mediums, from the canvas to the concert hall. Most recently composer Andrew McIntosh released his first album, Hyenas in the Temples of Pleasure (Populist Records) which draws its themes (and title) from Constantine’s work. A new collection, Dementia, My Darling, is due out in 2016.
Mr. Constantine has received grants and commissions from the Getty Museum, James Irvine Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. A popular performer, Brendan has presented his work to audiences throughout the U.S. and Europe, also appearing on NPR’s All Things Considered, KPFK’s Inspiration House, numerous podcasts, and YouTube. In 2014 he headlined at the Dodge Poetry Festival with many of the nation’s most celebrated authors. He currently teaches poetry at the Windward School in Los Angeles, California. In addition, he regularly conducts workshops for hospitals, foster homes, & with the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project.
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