Brandon Downing

Writer of poetry, prose, and mutant places in between, Brandon Downing returns to San Francisco, a city he illuminated in the 1990s as a major and generous literary impresario, co-founder of the small press bookshop Blue Books and the literary journal 6,500. His witty and aching poetry collection The Shirt Weapon appeared earlier this year from Germ Monographs. "Oh plural Plymouth your wisdom with cherry lights low/Princes of makeover pillows & jets of everyone here know:/The candy is on trial!" Downing currently lives in New York City; his recent work will appear in the Owl Press anthology, Evidence of the Paranormal.
September 27, 2002