THIS JUST IN – 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

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Welcome to Brendan Constantine’s website. Known for his dreamy abstraction and the emotional ferocity of his work both on the page and on the stage, Constantine has helped to sustain the poetry communities of Southern California. Mr. Constantine serves these communities as a teacher of poetry in local schools and colleges as well as hospitals, elder care centers and shelters for the homeless. He is currently poet in residence at The Windward School. Brendan is also very proud of his work with the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project.

Please see my calendar of readings!

Books by Brendan

Bouncy Bounce Dementia, My Darling calamityjoe Birthday Girl With Possum Letters to Guns


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

NEW FOR 2018 – “Brendan Constantine reads ‘The Opposites Game’ in this new video 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

“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

Brendan Constantine Performs at the Hellenic American University, Athens Greece – Summer 2013

Thank you to the wondrous students at the Hellenic American University and their brilliant teacher Adrianne Kalfopoulou. Learn more about the HAU here:

Brendan Constantine Teaching in Athens Greece

Brendan Constantine Teaching in Athens Greece

Hellenic American Union

Brendan Teaching at Hillsides in Pasadena

Brendan Constantine Teaching at Hillside

Brendan Performs in Germany

Brendan Constantine performs his work at the Scharfichterhaus Club. (Passau Germany, January 13, 2000)

Brendan in Germany

The Author at 18

The author at 18 in 1985. The following year he appeared for key scenes in the film “Pretty In Pink.” Did you see him?

Brendan Constantine