Swimming with Elephants Publications, LLC would like to reintroduce to you to Brian Hendrickson.
Brian Hendrickson’s collection of poetry, entitled Of Children / And Other Poor Swimmers, was published by Swimming with Elephants Publications, LLC in September 2014 after winning second place in our yearly chapbook competition.
Of Small Children / And Other Poor Swimmers is centered in the push-pull of place. Hendrickson wants to leave behind his Florida childhood, where every memory is still moist, but he continues “calling on the voices” and crossing back, wading into love, loss and danger with vivid imagery.
— Lauren Camp,
author of One Hundred Hungers and winner of The Dorset Prize (Tupelo Press)
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For his poetry Brian has been nominated for a 2011 Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net award, recognized as a 2013 finalist forSmartish Pace’s Erskine J. Poetry Prize, and awarded a 2013 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for appearing in Beatlick Press’ La Llarona anthology.
Since earning an MFA in Creative Writing and Literary Arts from the University of Alaska Anchorage, Brian has taught and tutored writing at colleges and correctional facilities in Alaska, Florida, North Carolina, and now New Mexico, where he is currently pursuing a PhD in Rhetoric and Writing. Brian’s scholarship focuses on the role of writing in social movements and student activism.