Today's poem is "Labrador"
from Hard Reds

Shearsman Books

Brandi Homan is editor-in-chief of Switchback Books, a feminist press that publishes poetry by women. She earned her MFA from Columbia College, Chicago, and her MA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her work has appeared in (or is forthcoming from) numerous journals, including Barn Owl Review, Born Magazine, DIAGRAM, MiPOesias, Natural Bridge, North American Review, and Salt Hill. Brandi is the author of Two Kinds of Arson (dancing girl press, 2007), and her work has been selected for inclusion in The Outside Voices 2008 Anthology of Younger Poets (Outside Voices Press, forthcoming).

Books by Brandi Homan:

Other poems on the web by Brandi Homan:
Two poems
"Siste Viator: A Love Song for Billy Pilgrim"
Three poems

Brandi Homan's Home Page.

About Hard Reds:

"Like the stream of cut-paper hearts in her Valentine Factory, Brandi Homan's poems are connected "at the blade's edge," are all "hard reds"—an intelligent and imaginative woman coming to terms with desire. This collection is an exciting "kick-start" for her electric voice."
—David Trinidad

"Homan's poems sizzle and shimmy: from firebirds to fire-breathers, legato to pizzicato, Harleys to Kawasakis, they dazzle with their light show and kinetic imagery. Homan's work is gunslinger-sure and full of pining and witty viciousness; when you enter her incandescent world, you'll feel like you're eating electricity in a red dress, or as she writes, "I bite and come away neon." These poems are Valentines drenched in gasoline; they'll make you forget "how to breathe without burning."
—Simon Muench

"I love Brandi Homan's poems in Hard Reds. They ride language like a daredevil, talking tough while they strip down to their unabashedly hungry heart."
—Joan Larkin

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