Writing

Published Poetry/Micro-Fiction (*Forthcoming; ^ Reprint)

*MONO.: "spokeless fortune," Apr. 2022

Bullshit Lit: "Six Poems," 2022

SHIFT - MTSU: "from a remote roommates window," 2022

Three Line Poetry: "untitled," 2022

Sledgehammer Lit: "a poet’s love supreme," 2021

Roi Fainéant Press: "Five Poems," 2021

First Literary Review - East: "had truman carried on," 2021

Versification: "carrefour for three," 2021

Heart of Flesh Literary Journal: "the altar ego; the 20s...," 2021

weird laburnum: "Five Shorts," 2021

Scud: "Three Poems," 2021

Peach Velvet Mag: "nevergreen," 2021

Rat’s Ass Review: "Orpheus’ Achilles," 2021

The Minison Project: "Three Minisons," (pg. 4-5, 7), 2021

The Sparrow’s Trombone: "Three Poems," 2021

MONO.: "concave," 2021

Stone Poetry Journal: "hades wins again," 2021

The Stratford Quarterly: "neverise;" "goldbrick," (pg. 48-49), 2021

First Literary Review - East: "Belvedere;" 2021

Thimble Literary Magazine: "two poems about teeth and dreams," 2021

 

The Beatnik Cowboy: "lighting a wet match," 2021

Book of Matches: "a pronounced silence is," 2021

Rye Whiskey Review: "once more round;" ^"Kinfolk;" "would you?," 2021

Jerry Jazz Musician: "time won’t wait," 2021

FERAL: A Journal of Poetry and Art: "tragedia—tragedia," 2021

The Daily Drunk: "Three Poems," 2021

 

The Chamber Magazine: "dream eater," 2021

The Ekphrastic Review: "of peace" (after Marian Spore Bush's Peace), 2021

 

Alien Buddha Press: "Friday;" "All Hallows;" "Dump Station" (pg. 147-149), 2021

 

Potato Soup Journal: "Family Reunion," 2021

 

Cajun Mutt Press: "incubator, ossia don’t ruin it," 2021

 

Rye Whiskey Review: "homesick," 2021

 

Beliveau Review: "Two Poems;" "Three Movements" (pg. 40-45), 2021       

 

The Kolkata Arts: "Three Poems," 2021

 

Trouvaille Review: "Orbit," 2021

 

OpenDoor Magazine: "engorge yourself" (pg. 27), 2021

 

Bay View Literary Magazine: "Duet for Stage and Pit" (pg. 33), 2018

 

Awkward Mermaid: "Two Poems," 2018

 

TrailHead - Vermont College of Fine Arts: "The Motto," 2017

 

Squawk Back: "Nor’Easter," 2015

 

DenimSkin Review: "I blame my love of red wine…," 2015

 

DenimSkin Review: "No (Hell) Well Met;" "Kinfolk," 2015

 

DenimSkin Review: "Last Tutorials," 2014

 

Contraposition: "Crossing the Hudson," 2014

 

The Insomniac Propagandist: "Midtown Crosshairs," 2014

 

RiverCraft - Susquehanna University: "Public Transportation," 2013

Anthologized Poetry/Micro Fiction (*Forthcoming)

*42 Stories Anthology (ed. B.A. Mullin), Mckenzie Publishing, TBA: “How I became a left fielder in Little League,”  “a study of literal and figurative clowns.”

*Doorways and Thresholds (ed. Ceda Parkinson), Overneath Books, Falmouth, UK, TBA 2022: “jot them down, ask them later.” 

Twilight of the Superhumans (ed. Mike Zone), Dumpster Fire Press, Grand Rapids, MI, Fall 2021: “Five Haiku.” (pg. 32)

i bi priĉa (ed. Ana Stjelja, Marija Juračić, Jasmina Hanjalić Izdavač), Udruženje „Alia Mundi” za promociju kulturne raznolikosti, Beograde, Serbia, 2021: “untitled six word story” (pg. 412-413).  

April-June 2021 Anthology (ed. Melanie Haagman; Kassie J. Runyan), OpenDoor Magazine, 2021: “engorge yourself.”

 

Heat the Grease, We’re Frying Up Some Poetry (ed. Karen Cline Tardiff; Jennifer Taylor), Gnashing Teeth Publishing, Lexington KY, 2019: “Capital Nourishment" (pg. 36); “Marble Hill” (pg. 79).

Text Settings

Peter, after his Denial of Christ, Aria for Baritone

Simon of Cyrene, Carrying the Cross, Aria for Baritone

   Premiered by Malcolm Merriweather, baritone, and Saint Peter's Chamber Ensemble 

   as part of The Passion According to St. Luke

                                                                    (William David Cooper, 2021)

Belvedere, art song for Baritone and Piano

  Premiered by Kris McCormick, baritone, and Nathan Matthew Kendrick, pianist

(Kris McCormick, 2015)

Black, for TTBB Choir

  Premiered by Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Chamber Ensemble

(Matthew Tiramani, 2014)

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 All Photography by Kris McCormick

Brian’s writing has been described as “magical,” “gorgeously intricate and cerebral,” “intensely beautiful and rich with palpable imagery,” and “a slew of fun nonsense.”

His work has been featured in printed publications of: RiverCraft, FERAL, SHIFTPeach Velvet Mag, Heart of Flesh Lit, and DenimSkin, and online in: Thimble Literary Magazine, Squawk Back, Trouvaille Review, Roi Fainéant Press, Bullshit Lit, and Cajun Mutt Press, among many others.

He contributed poetry to William David Cooper’s St. Luke Passion, which has been performed twice since its premiere in 2021. He holds a BA in Creative Writing from Susquehanna University. @wrdsrch

Published Photography/Mixed Media