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Welcome to Brendan Constantine’s website. This is where you’ll find information about the author, his books and publications, upcoming events, workshops, and more. Thanks for visiting! 

Brendan Constantine is a poet based in Los Angeles. His work has appeared in many of the nation’s standards, including Poetry, The Nation, Best American Poetry, Ploughshares, Tin House, Virginia Quarterly, and Poem-a-Day. His most recent collections are ‘Dementia, My Darling’ (2016) from Red Hen Press and ‘Bouncy Bounce’ (2018) a chapbook from Blue Horse Press. He has received support and commissions from the Getty Museum, James Irvine Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. A popular performer, Brendan has presented his work to audiences throughout the U.S. and Europe, also appearing on NPR’s All Things Considered, TED ED, numerous podcasts, and YouTube. Brendan currently teaches at the Windward School and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Since 2017, has been developing poetry workshops for people with Aphasia and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI).


Books by Brendan

Another Last Call Dementia, My Darling calamityjoe Birthday Girl With Possum Letters to Guns


STILL AVAILABLE – Photographer B.A. Van Sise’ breath taking new anthology of American poets

Photographer B.A. Van Sise’ breath taking new anthology of American poets, including Joy Harjo, Nikki Giovanni, Danez Smith, Joyce Carol Oates, Brendan Constantine, Rita Dove, Robert Hass, Dorianne Laux, Mark Doty, Sam Sax, Javier Zamora, Ada Limón, Terrance Hayes, and many others.

Check it out here.

DISPATCHES – Brendan Constantine in the Los Feliz Ledger

Poet Brendan Constantine Unleashes Everywhere


[BOOK CLUB] Poet Brendan Constantine Unleashes Everywhere

While teaching a poetry workshop for people with aphasia—a communication disorder that impairs language and speech—at the Echo Park Branch Library, Brendan Constantine jots the … Continue reading

HIGHLIGHT 2019 – Brendan Constantine’s ‘The Opposites Game’ for TED ED’s series ‘There’s a Poem for That’

HIGHLIGHT 2018 – “Brendan Constantine reads ‘The Opposites Game’ in this short from Blank Verse Films.”

Brendan Constantine reads at the 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival

Brendan Constantine reads his poem “Dementia, My Darling” at the 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival.

New video for the poem ‘The Translation’

I am deeply honored and totally blown away by filmmaker Sarah Jensen’s adaptation of the poem ‘The Translation’ from the book Birthday Girl With Possum. I hope you enjoy it. Please look for Ms. Jensen’s work and Hello Margeaux Productions at YouTube, Vimeo, and at http://hellomargeaux.wordpress.com/

“The Last Thing I Want To Do is Hurt You” video

“The Last Thing I Want To Do is Hurt You” video, performed by Brendan at Write Bloody’s “Big Ass Poetry Show” in New York City!

Brendan Constantine featured on the PoetryLA Interview Series