downtownmissoulaBrian Blanchfield is the author of two books of poetry–Not Even Then (University of California Press, 2004) and A Several World, (Nightboat Books, 2014)–as well as a chapbook, The History of Ideas, 1973-2012 (Spork Press, 2013). He is also the author of a collection of essays, Onesheets, a finalist for a 2013 Creative Capital Innovative Literature grant, forthcoming also from Nightboat Books in late 2015. His recent work has appeared in The Nation, Chicago Review, The Brooklyn Rail, A Public Space, Lana Turner, The Paris Review, BrickConjunctions, Guernica, The Awl, and The Poetry Project Newsletter, among other journals and magazines. Born in 1973, in Winston-Salem, NC, he spent his twenties in New York City, where he worked in the editorial department of Farrar, Straus and Giroux and taught creative writing and literature at Pratt Institute of Art. He has taught also as core faculty in the graduate writing programs of Otis College of Art and Design, in Los Angeles, and at the University of Montana, Missoula, where he was the 2008 Richard Hugo Writer in Residence and, for the three subsequent years, fulltime visiting faculty. Since 2010 he has been a poetry editor of Fence. With his partner John, he lives out past the streetlights in Tucson, where he teaches creative writing in The Honors College at the University of Arizona and runs the Intermezzo reading series at The Temple Lounge downtown.

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