Brent Armendinger

Associate Professor of English & World Literature/Creative Writing

With Pitzer Since: 2008
Field Group: English & World Literature
Campus Address: Avery 206
Phone: 909.607.3489
Campus email: brent_armendinger@pitzer.edu
Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:30-3:00 p.m.; Fridays 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Educational Background

BA, Bard College
MFA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Research Interests

Contemporary poetry, creative writing, queer studies, disability studies, text and image collaborations, writing and community outreach.

Recent Courses

Introduction to Creative Writing (ENG 30)

Poetics of Correspondence (ENG 32)

Poetic Forms and Innovations (ENG 60)

Ecopoetics and Photography (ENG 127)

Writing the Body (ENG 128)

Advanced Projects in Creative Writing (ENG 130)

Selected Publications

The Ghost in Us Was Multiplying. Las Cruces, NM: Noemi Press, 2015.

“Dennis Richmond,” Hayden’s Ferry Review, vol. 1, no. 54 (April 2014).

“Casual Sex,” Bloom Literary Journal, vol. 5, no. 1 (October 2013).

“Four Texts,” RECAPS Magazine (October 2013).

“Narrow Hallways” and “Flotilla,” Colorado Review, vol. 40, no. 2 (summer 2013).

“A Devotion to Spheres” and “Our Bodies in Reverse,” Bombay Gin, vol. 39, no. 2 (June 2013).

Translations of Fabián Casas and Alejandro Mendez, Aufgabe, vol. 1, no. 12 (June 2013).

“The Frequencies,” Bateau, vol. 5, no. 1 (February 2013).

“Renunciation,” Denver Quarterly, vol. 46, no. 4 (July 2012).

“Sky Math,” Squaw Valley Review 2011 (June 2012).

“The Flight Cage,” “Castaways,” “Dear Documentary,” and “The Bathers,” Web Conjunctions (January 2012).

“Asolar,” Arts & Understanding, vol. 20, no. 12 (December 2011).

“History Lessons,” BANG OUT, vol. 12, no. 1 (August 2011).

“The Properties of Nectar,” Puerto del Sol, vol. 46, no. 1 & 2 (July 2011).

“The Properties of Nectar,” prose, Puerto del Sol, vol. 46, no. 1 & 2 (July 2011).

“Thieves’ Cant,” poetry, LIT, vol. 1, no. 20 (June 2011).

“For Mount Baldy,” “What Is a Prayer,” “Catch and Release,” poetry, Prism Review, vol. 1, no. 13 (May 2011).

“This Is What I Have Been Made For,” poetry, Volt, vol. 1, no. 16 (April 2011).

“A la Recherche d’Rechercher,” text and image collages, Court Green, vol. 1, no. 8 (March 2011). With Benjamin Fife.

Undetectable. Tucson, AZ: New Michigan Press, 2009

Archipelago. Las Cruces, NM: Noemi Press, 2009.

Selected Conference Presentations and Invited Talks

“Radical Impermanence: Towards a Poetics of Perishability,” panel organizer and discussant, Emergent Communities in Contemporary Experimental Writing Conference, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, May 5, 2012.

Poetry reading, BANG OUT Reading Series, San Francisco, CA, August 13, 2011.

Poetry reading, Empty Globe Reading Series, Los Angeles, CA, May 7, 2011.

Poetry reading and Discussion, Queer Faculty Symposium, Claremont Colleges Queer Resource Center, Claremont, CA, March 30, 2011.

“Disappearing Acts, or Unbelonging in the Archive,” paper presented at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference, Washington, DC, February 5, 2011.

Poetry reading, Homo-Centric Reading Series, Los Angeles, CA, October 21, 2010.

Poetry reading, Amy Adler’s Echo Park Studio,Los Angeles, CA, March 6, 2010.

Poetry reading, Books and Bookshelves, San Francisco, CA, January 4, 2010.

Poem-Booth Project, dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA, September–December 2009. With students from ENG129, Poetry and Public Space.

A Hole for the Wind to See Through, Prayer Show, Frankenart Mart, San Francisco, CA, 2009.

Selected Exhibitions

“Vocabulary,” visual poetry exhibit, Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA, September 2011-present.

“Passages,” video poetry reading, First Street Gallery Art Center, Claremont, CA, August-September 2011.

Selected Grants, Awards, and Honors

Finalist, California Book Award in Poetry, 2016; Artist in Residence, Headlands Center for the Arts, 2013.

Co-curator, the Poem-Booth Project, 826LA, Los Angeles, CA, September 2013. With Matthew Williams.

Finalist, Yale Series of Younger Poets, for poetry manuscript The Hungry Pronouns, 2012.

First place, poetry, International Queer Writing Competition, sponsored by Chroma Journal, 2009.

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