Adjunct Faculty

Year Started at JMU: 2015

brennadj@jmu.edu

Contact Info

Education

M.F.A., Creative Writing with a concentration in Poetry, University of Alabama, 2007

B.A., Creative Writing and English Literature, Oberlin College, 2000

Professional Focuses

Contemporary poetics, music writing, Romanticism, the lyric essay

Publications

Books
Murder Ballads: Exhuming the Body Buried Beneath Wordsworth’s Lyrical Ballads (creative criticism). Punctum Books.  Brooklyn, New York: 2016.
The White Visitation  (poetry). BlazeVox Books. Buffalo, New York: 2010. 

Chapbooks
The Family Flamboyant (poetry)Brickhouse Books. Baltimore, Maryland: 2011.

Essays 
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.” One Week // One Band, August 26-30, 2013.
“Small Love Affairs Gone: Music, Memory, Missing.” Gadfly Magazine, March 2013. gadflyonline.com. 
We Are What We Here.” Coldfront Magazine, Poets Off Poetry Feature, September 19, 2012. 
“Yes, Father.” On Earth as It Is. onearthasitis.net: 2011. 
“Birdcatcher.” Stymie Magazine  3.2 stymiemag.com: 2010.

Poems 
“After,” “Death Bed 2,” “Saint of Swimming Goggles.” Claudius Speaks 3: 2017 
"Angus Fairhurst, When I woke up in the morning, the feeling was still there 3; Victor Newsome, Two Craters (Two Blind Holes).” Cooper Street 3: June, 2015. 
Anecdote of the Twice-Stuffed Moose.” BOAAT 5: April 2015. 
“How Are You?,” “Rather Than Build a Tower of Bones,” “Sucka MC.” B O D Y, April 17, 2013. http://bodyliterature.com/david-brennan/
“I am Tired of Watching.” Atticus Review, January 2013. http://atticusreview.org. 
Self Reproof.” Box of Jars 3: Fall 2013. boxofjars.com. 
“At the Concert.” Coldfront Magazine, Poets off Poetry Feature, September 19, 2012. http://coldfrontmag.com/poets-off-poetry. 
Robert Frost, OMG,” “Robert Frost, Robert Frost,” “It Is Winter, Robert Frost.” Heavy Feather Review 1.2: Summer 2012 
“Layman’s Trestle.” Grey Sparrow Journal. greysparrowpress.sharepoint.com: Summer 2012. 
“Dark Passenger.” Everyday Genius. www.everyday-genius.com. June 2011 
“If No One Ever Says My Name,” “The Land of Smiles.” Strange Machine 7 strange-machine.com: Summer 2011. 
“Cornus.” 751 Magazine 4. 751magazine.wordpress.com: 2011. 
“Film Study.” Milk Money 8: 2010. 
“Baby Steps.” Gertrude 15: 2010. 
“If No One Ever Says My Name,” “The Land of Smiles.” Strange Machine 5. strange-machine.com: 2010. 
“Homeric Morning,” “Song of the Lazy Prick,” “To Wait for Evening at Its Edge.” Fact-Simile 3.1: 2010. 
“The White Visitation.” Verse Daily, May 30, 2010.
 http://www.versedaily.org/2010/whitevisitation.shtml
“The Interrupter.” Dirtcakes 1.1: Summer 2010. 
“A Superior Garden,” “Adventure Story,” “Casting a Romantic Production,” “Ka-boom.” Beeswax Magazine 6: 2010. 
“What is the last note . . .,” “Don’t you dream of nothing . . .” Lonesome Fowl 2. lonesomefowl.com: 2010. 
“Fancy Digs,” “No Color Here,” “Self-Recovery.” Forge Journal 3.3. forgejournal.com: 2010. 
“When I Knew.” Poemeleon 4.1. poemeleon.org: 2009 
“Straight to Jesus.” New Verse News, December 9, 2009. newversenews.com. 
“Jesus Wordsworth,” “Meta Four,” “Space Monkey.” Suss: Another Literary Magazine. November 2009. sussitout.org. 
“Sore at the knees, dulcet . . .” Fogged Clarity September 2009. foggedclarity.com. 
“The Phobic and the Erotic,” “The Book of Weird Sex,” “Writing Desire,” “Sextacy,” “Impotence.” The Moose and Pussy 4: 2009. 
“Film Study,” “The Long Walk.” Dear Sir, 3. dearsir.org: 2009. 
“Cheerleading,” “Marriage Mart,” “Two Thieves.” KeepGoing 36. keepgoing.org: 2009. 
“Flaxen-haired farmboy . . .” demcomP June. decompmagazine.com: 2009. 
“Married to Eternity.” Phoenix 51: 11. Spring, 2009. 
“Brennan as Moon Crater,” “Flexibility.” 540 Magazine. Spring, 2009. 
“Heart Leap II: Buck Naked,” “A Lasting Mark,” “Race to the Prize.” Ugly Cousin. April 2009. uglycousin.com. 
“Lines of Tragedy and Light.” Black & White 7. blackandwhitejournal.com: 2009. 
“Carnal Knowledge,” “Transgender Warriors.” Breadcrumb Scabs 5: 12-13. breadcrumbscabs.com: 2009. 
“The Invention of Heterosexuality.” The Dirty Napkin 2.2. thedirtynapkin.com: 2009. 
“A Fable,” “Where Is the Captain?”  ApocryphalText 3. apocryphaltextpoetry.com: 2009. 
“In Memory of HAL.” Pank 3: 26-27. MTU Press: 2009. 
“On Captivity,” “Memoir,” “Brennan as Cherry Tree,” “A Plant in Winter.” BlazeVOX. Fall 2008. blazevox.org: 2008 
“Snow Fear” (excerpts). SOFTBLOW October 2007. softblow.org: 2007. 
“A Critic is Born” (as Ian Bean Moore). Blood Lotus 5.1. bloodlotus.org: 2007. 
“I Wrote This” (as Anonymous). H_NGM_N 6. h-ngm-n.com: 2007. 
“Derivatives.” Parthenon West Review 4: 131-132. 2006 

 

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