F. Douglas Brown

Special guest

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.

F. Douglas Brown has been a guest on 1 episode.