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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Brandi Homan  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Homan lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Homan is editor-in-chief of Switchback Books, a feminist press that publishes poetry by women. She earned her MFA from Columbia College, Chicago, and her MA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her work has appeared in (or is forthcoming from) numerous journals, including Barn Owl Review, Born Magazine, DIAGRAM, MiPOesias, Natural Bridge, North American Review, and Salt Hill.Brandi is the author of Two Kinds of Arson (dancing girl press, 2007), and her work has been selected for inclusion in The Outside Voices 2008 Anthology of Younger Poets (Outside Voices Press, forthcoming). She is originally from Iowa and writes professionally in advertising. Hard Reds is her first full-length collection of poetry.

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Titles At Your Library

Hard Reds
ISBN: 1905700814

Shearsman Books. 2008

Poetry. HARD REDS is the first collection of poems by Chicago-based poet and small-press publisher Brandi Homan. "Like the stream of cut-paper hearts in her Valentine Factory, Brandi Homan's poems are connected 'at the blade's edge,' are all 'hard reds' -- an intelligent and imaginative woman coming to terms with desire. This collection is an exciting 'kick-start' for her electric voice"--David Trinidad.

Bobcat Country
ISBN: 1848610858

Shearsman Books. 2010

Poetry. "Brandi Homan's BOBCAT COUNTRY is the unholy love child of Lynda Barry and Ween. Fabulously honest, surprising, and hilarious, these poems are a TGIFriday's extravaganza of retarded American enthusiasm, deftly rendered. Homan loves the 'Fuck yeaaaah!'s our culture hoots just before it drives its rental car off a cliff. Her details are so spot on, their mere presence relieves us of the need for contrived, 'poetic' resolutions. That's what makes the poems true--there are no easy answers in them. They make me proud to be a woman, and yet, simultaneously, wanna sincerely rock out in a parking lot to rape rock"--Jennifer L. Knox.

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