Brandon Downing & Aaron Kunin

Brandon Downing is a writer and visual artist originally from California. His books of poetry include The Shirt Weapon (Germ Monographs, 2002) and Dark Brandon (Faux Press, 2005); a monograph of his literary collages from 1996-2008, Lake Antiquity, was released by Fence Books in late 2009. A long poem, AT   ME, is just out from Octopus Books, while his next collection, Mellow Actions, will be published by Fence in 2012. In 2007 he released a feature-length collection of collaged digital shorts, Dark Brandon: Eternal Classics, with a 2nd volume forthcoming next year. You can see some at, along with his photographic and other work at

Aaron Kunin is the author of The Sore Throat and Other Poems (Fence Books, 2010).  His other books, also from Fence, include a poetry collection, Folding Ruler Star (2005), and a novel, The Mandarin (2008).  Grace Period, a collection of aphorisms, sketches, and fragments, is forthcoming.  He lives in Los Angeles.