William Brown Poetry
Hey there. I'm William Brown, a poet who grew up a competitive tennis player in rural Georgia. In my poems you can expect to find me tackling with different forms of mundane rurality, such as cows, Marlboros, and surgery scars, often juxtaposed with "larger" themes, a personal favorite being space. Similar to my photograph above, I like to create friction by stacking unexpected things together and see if anything sparks, blurring the lines of surface layers.
Aside from poetry, my interests include anime and manga, video games (currently Bravely Default 2; always playing Smite), cooking, and looking at things through my tiny microscope I received via fellowship from Patrick Rosal.
Selected Poetry Publications
"Getting an Airbnb in Saigon" North Dakota Quarterly (forthcoming)
"McDonald's Aubade" The Minnesota Review
"Braiding" Perhappened (January 2022)
"Late Spring" The Hopkins Review (Fall 2021)
"The Ponte Delle Torri, Spoleto" The Madison Review (Summer 2021)
"Erosion Control" American Journal of Poetry (Winter 2021)
"Biting the Hook" Columbia Journal (Fall 2020)
"Sea Glass" Freshwater Review (Spring 2020)
"Ode to the Taco Bell Drive-Through Worker" Taco Bell Quarterly (Summer 2019)
"Ode to My Hernia" Copper Nickel (Spring 2019)
"My Mother's Bones" Crab Creek Review (Spring 2019)
"Monarchs" & "Between Carrollton and Lubbock" McNeese Review (December 2018)
"Drought of '04" Georgia's Best Emerging Poets (January 2017)
"Rat Chapels" and "Dinosaur Bedsheets" Glass Mountain Volume 18 (Spring 2016)
"New Year's 'Fuck You' Parade" & "The Matryoshka Doll" Eclectic (April 2016)
Thank you for checking out my website. For any inquiries, please feel free to contact me, and enjoy this self-portrait of myself from when I was three. As you can see, I haven't changed much.
(Will provide CV upon request)