Brian Blanchfield


Brian Blanchfield is the author of three books of poetry and prose, most recently Proxies (Nightboat, 2016; Picador UK 2017), a book of essays---part cultural close reading, part dicey autobiography---for which he received a 2016 Whiting Award in Nonfiction. His poetry collections are Not Even Then (Univ of California Press, 2004) and A Several World (Nightboat), which won the 2014 James Laughlin Award and was longlisted for The National Book Award. He is the recipient of a 2015-16 Howard Foundation Fellowship in poetry, and his poems and essays have appeared in The Oxford American, Harper's, The Nation, BOMB, Conjunctions, The Paris Review, Lana Turner, and Brick. He is host of the poetry-and-music radio show Speedway & Swan, in partnership with the University of Arizona Poetry Center and KXCI Community Radio Tucson. For the Spring 2017 semester he is Visiting Poet at The Iowa Writers' Workshop.