Brendan Lorber is a visual artist, poet, prose writer, and editor who lives in a little castle on the highest geographic point in Brooklyn, across from the Green-Wood Cemetery.
He is currently creating a series of hand drawn maps of the know poetic and musical universe. Explore them yourself.
Over two decades in the making, his first full-length book just came out. It’s called If this is paradise why are we still driving? and is published by the Subpress Collective. He’s also written several chapbooks, most recently Unfixed Elegy and Other Poems (Butterlamb) He’s had work in the American Poetry Review, Fence, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. Since 1995 he has published and edited Lungfull! Magazine, an annual anthology of contemporary literature that prints the rough drafts of contributors’ work in addition to the final versions in order to reveal the creative process.
If this is paradise why are we still driving? Buy it on on Amazon or SPD then find Brendan at a reading somewhere and he'll sign it for you if you like that sort of thing.