Our next POD, featuring Brandon Downing and Arda Collins, takes place on April 5th at 6:30 pm at the Red Horse Cafe.
Brandon Downing is a writer and visual artist originally from California. His books of poetry include The Shirt Weapon and Dark Brandon (Faux Press, 2005); a monograph of his literary collages from 1996-2008, Lake Antiquity, was released late 2009. A long poem, AT ME, is just out from Octopus Books; his next collection, Mellow Actions, will be published by Fence this fall. In 2007 he released a feature-length collection of collaged digital shorts, Dark Brandon: Eternal Classics, with a 2nd volume forthcoming next year. You can see some at his online channel www.youtube.com/user/bdown68
Arda Collins is the author of It Is Daylight, awarded the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize and published in 2009, and the May Sarton Award from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, A Public Space, jubilat, and elsewhere. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in poetry at the University of Denver.