Just as an intense year of CalArts coursework in Aesthetics and Politics was coming to a close, video of Howard surfaced.* The long path from then to now lit up like neon.** In that sudden vacancy after the end of classes, this text-gather happened. It’s me, Howie, and Judith Butler (because I think he would’ve loved her thought) – voices differentiated by… Continue reading INHABIT
Here’s the Look, more colorful than ever and with a few revisions. The Look of Certain Sounds and The L.A. Weeks are an inside-out/outside-in look at transitions from cold to hot, East Coast to West, brittle to breathable, silent to squawking … you get the picture. Putting these digital chapbooks together was a big step.…… Continue reading CHAPBOOK: THE LOOK OF CERTAIN SOUNDS
As if L.A. needed more color – but I felt like this collection did. Revised a bit, though still in its rawish state and still a cousin to The Look of Certain Sounds. As a writer, I feel like I’ve come a long way from these pieces. But without putting them out in the world,…… Continue reading CHAPBOOK: THE L.A. WEEKS
A poem is never finished, only abandoned. –Paul Valery With that, it’s time to let this piece (in 13 digestible parts plus a smile-worthy drawing by Polaris Castillo) into the Janaverse. Download the PDF here: The Fat Lady Begins To by Jana Branch And (if you’re inclined) let me hear what you think.
Glittering Plain is my new short collection of poems. It’s the most personal yet (though don’t confuse “personal” with “autobiographical”). Download the PDF here: Glittering Plain by Jana Branch And (if you’re inclined) let me hear what you think. * * * A poem, being an instance of language, hence essentially dialogue, may be a…… Continue reading CHAPBOOK: GLITTERING PLAIN