BRENT GOODMAN is an award-winning American poet, multi-instrumentalist, and literary editor born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1971. He earned his Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing from Purdue University in 1993, and has twice received Individual Artist Fellowships from the Wisconsin Arts Board in 1998 and 2009. His original music has been featured in film, theater, albums, and live performances since the mid-1980’s. His poetry has been honored with a Best of the Net Anthology Prize, a Frank O’Hara chapbook Award, plus nominations for a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, a Lambda Literary Award, the Thom Gunn Award, and numerous Pushcart Prizes over the years.
Most recently, Brent’s poetry has appeared in the anthologies Local News: Poetry About Small Towns, and New Resonance 11: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku.
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 Chapbook 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 of the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission, on the editorial boards for The Sycamore Review, The Blue Moon Review, Anti-, quarrtsiluni, Locuspoint, and is currently editor of 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.
Poetry Foundation Profile: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/brent-goodman
Haiku Foundation Profile: https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/poet-details/?IDclient=2440