brent goodman

photo by Kelvin Fujikawa © 2011

BRENT GOODMAN is an award-winning poet, multi-instrumentalist music producer, and literary editor. He earned his MFA from Purdue University and has twice received Individual Artist Fellowships from the Wisconsin Arts Board. His original music has been featured in film, theater, albums, and live performances since 1987.

Brent is the author of Far From Sudden (2013 Black Lawrence Press), The Brother Swimming Beneath Me (2009 Black Lawrence Press), and two chapbooks, Trees are the Slowest Rivers (Sarasota Poetry Theatre Press), and Wrong Horoscope (Thorngate Road), which won the Frank O’Hara Award.

His poetry has been featured in Poetry, Diagram, Sou’wester, Modern Haiku, Court Green, Pleiades, The Heron’s Nest, Pank, Green Mountains Review, Frogpond, Diode, Contemporary American Voices, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Poetry East, and Zone 3, among others.

Brent has served as a member-at-large for the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission, on the editorial boards for The Sycamore Review, The Blue Moon Review, Anti-, quarrtsiluni, Locuspoint, and is currently editor for the international literary magazine Prune Juice: Journal of Senryu, Kyoka, Haibun, and Haiga.

Brent Goodman lives in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, where he is the founder of Whole Self Studios, a space for healing, meditation, and creativity.


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