Brandon started teaching Expository Writing courses with the theme “Writing and the Environment” in 2015. He writes poetry and nonfiction concerned primarily with being present to, and deliberate in, the more-than-human world.

AREAS OF INTEREST

  • Expository writing
  • Creative writing
  • Environmental literature

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., English with a creative writing emphasis, Western Michigan University, 2015
  • MFA, creative writing (poetry), University of Washington, 2006
  • B.A., English literature, Cornell University, 2003

HONORS, GRANTS, AWARDS

  • Finalist, Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Creative Writing Book Award (for Invasives), 2015
  • Nominee, Pushcart Prize, 2014
  • New Rivers Press MVP Book Prize in Poetry (Invasives), 2012
  • Finalist, Diagram/New Michigan Press Chapbook Prize (manuscript, Source to Mouth, published), 2012
  • Finalist, Ruth Lilly Fellowship, Poetry Foundation, 2009, 2011
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 2003   

published works