F. Douglas Brown is the author of ICON (Writ Large Press, 2018) and Zero to Three (University of Georgia, 2014), winner of the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize selected by US Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith. He also co-authored with poet Geffrey Davis, Begotten (URB Books, 2016), a chapbook of poetry as part of the Floodgate Poetry Series. Brown, an educator for over 20 years, currently teaches English and African American Poetry at Loyola High School of Los Angeles, an all-boys Jesuit school. He is both a Cave Canem and Kundiman fellow, and was selected by Poets & Writers as one of their ten Debut Poets of 2014. His poems have appeared in numerous publications such as the Academy of American Poets, The PBS News Hour, The Virginia Quarterly (VQR), Bat City Review, and The Southern Humanities Review. He is co-founder and curator of un::fade::able - The Requiem for Sandra Bland, a quarterly reading series examining restorative justice through poetry as a means to address racism.
When he is not teaching, writing or with his children (Isaiah, Olivia, and Simone), he is busy DJing in the greater Los Angeles area.
November 7th, 2018 | 1 hr 1 min
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F. Douglas Brown is our guest this episode! Los Angeles in tha house!
“Making Things Flat” is our challenge this episode! Thanks to Mathew Lippincott for the challenge!
Rob makes things flat and makes things rat!
Doug took the flatness and folded it up into an complex sphere of ideation speaking and listening.
Taylor heats it up and makes it round so he can make it flat!
We also talk about evil chaos, ekphrasis poetry, Frederick Douglass and re-dad-ing. And we have to give a shout out the Mr. Brown's 7th Period Poetry Class!
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