We’re back! After an unexpected absence in June, we have returned with a healthy dosage of poetry. We’ve got two, brand-new, poems from Milwaukee Poet Laureate/ punk rocker/time lord, Jim Chapson. It’s always a pleasure when Jim sends us new work, especially when he just came out with a new book not even two months ago. Chapson is the kind of poet that makes us feel guilty for not getting anything done during the summer.
This month, we also have a selection of work from Emilie Lindemann’s “Small Adult Trees/Small Adulteries.” The greatest joy of making Brawler is that we constantly get to discover new poets that amaze us. Emilie Lindemann’s work is surreal, but grounded in gritty details, and equipped with a skillful patchwork of words. We know you’ll like her work.
We also have Skyler Osborne, a local Milwaukee poet who would rather be a professional skateboarder, but it’s better for us that he’s currently sweating over word choice, rather than busting out 900′s off the Hoan Bridge. We’re pleased to have Osborne on Brawler for the first time, and we say “first time” because we want him back.