Brittany Perham

Brittany Perham (Poetry) | San Francisco, CA

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Contact:

bperham_at_stanford.edu

Website:

http://www.brittanyperham.com

Brittany Perham is the author of Double Portrait (W.W. Norton, 2017), which received the Barnard Women Poets Prize; The Curiosities (Free Verse Editions, 2012); and, with Kim Addonizio, the collaborative chapbook The Night Could Go in Either Direction (Slapering Hol Press, 2016). She is a Jones Lecturer in the Creative Writing Program at Stanford University, where she was a Wallace Stegner Fellow. She lives in San Francisco.

Books

Double Portrait (W.W. Norton, 2017). Winner of Barnard Women Poets Prize. Poetry.
The Curiosities (Free Verse Editions, 2012). Poetry.

Chapbooks


Blurbs, Press & Reviews

“Musical, insightful, and all the way human.”
―Claudia Rankine, 2016 Barnard Women Poets Prize citation for Double Portrait

“With curatorial precision and a starling’s penchant for multiple threads in both song and shelter, Brittany Perham has fashioned a haven of curiosities captivating to the ear as well as the eye. These poems dream in color and sound: bright, chantant, lifting and lowering the music and the light, so that we are transported from this world into the antechambers of the heart and back again. You cannot re-enter the waking world after reading these lucid, eloquent poems and not feel forever changed.”
—D. A. Powell on The Curiosities

“The poems in The Curiosities make a powerful system, almost an atmosphere out of stories of the body and memories of place. In poem after poem, the speaker is mysterious but never remote; the language is deliberate but never staged. And at all times, the music, intensity and craft of the work bring us close. This is a wonderful debut collection.”
—Eavan Boland