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Brent Armendinger, MFA
Associate Professor of English & World Literature/Creative Writing

Brent Armendinger

Research Interests:

Contemporary poetry, creative writing, cultural representations of illness and disability, text and image collaborations, queer theory, writing and community outreach

Recent Courses:

Introduction to Creative Writing (ENG30)
Second Person Plural: Poetics of Correspondence (ENG32)
Writing the Body (ENG128)
Poetry and Public Space (ENG129)
Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry (ENG130)

Selected Publications:

“The Properties of Nectar,” prose, Puerto del Sol, vol. 46, no. 1 & 2 (July 2011).

 “Thieves’ Cant,” poetry, LIT, vol. 1, no. 20 (June 2011).

“For Mount Baldy,” “What Is a Prayer,” “Catch and Release,” poetry, Prism Review, vol. 1, no. 13 (May 2011).

“This Is What I Have Been Made For,” poetry, Volt, vol. 1, no. 16 (April 2011).

 “A la Recherche d’Rechercher,” text and image collages, Court Green, vol. 1, no. 8 (March 2011). With Benjamin Fife.

Undetectable. Tucson, AZ: New Michigan Press, 2009

Archipelago. Las Cruces, NM: Noemi Press, 2009.

Recent Conference Presentations, Exhibitions, and Invited Talks:

Poetry Reading, Empty Globe Reading Series, Los Angeles, CA, May 7, 2011.

Poetry Reading and Discussion, Queer Faculty Symposium, Claremont Colleges Queer Resource Center, Claremont, CA, March 30, 2011.

“Disappearing Acts, or Unbelonging in the Archive,” paper presented at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference, Washington, DC, February 5, 2011.

Poetry Reading, Homo-Centric Reading Series, Los Angeles, CA, October 21, 2010.

Poetry Reading, Claremont Public Library, Claremont, CA, September 26, 2010.

Poetry Reading, Sacramento Poetry Center, Sacramento, CA, July 5, 2010.

Poetry reading, Amy Adler's Echo Park Studio,Los Angeles, CA, March 6, 2010.

Poetry reading, Books and Bookshelves, San Francisco, CA, January 4, 2010.

Poem-Booth Project, dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA, September–December 2009. With students from ENG129, Poetry and Public Space.

A Hole for the Wind to See Through, Prayer Show, Frankenart Mart, San Francisco, CA, 2009.

Organizer: Marginal Bodies: Illness, Disability and Queer Community, National Queer Arts Festival, San Francisco, CA, June 2008.

Recent Community Involvement:

Professor Armendinger and students in English 128 (Writing the Body) facilitated a Community Writing Workshop, Foothill AIDS Project, Claremont, CA, February-May 2011.

Selected Grants, Awards, and Honors:

First place, poetry, International Queer Writing Competition, sponsored by Chroma Journal, 2009.