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Garrett J. Brown’s first book of poems, Manna Sifting, won the Liam Rector First Book Prize from Briery Creek Press in 2009.  His other awards include the Paul Carroll Award in Creative Writing in 2011, first place in the Poetry Center of Chicago’s 2005 Juried Reading, judged by Jorie Graham, runner-up in the 2003 Maryland Emerging Voices competition, and a Creative Writing Fellowship from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  His poetry and creative nonfiction has appeared or is upcoming in such literary journals as Black Warrior Review, Poetry East, TriQuarterly, Natural Bridge, the American Poetry Journal, and the Ledge.  He is a Professor in the Creative Writing Program at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland.





Cubicles, poetry chapbook, Finishing Line Press (2014)

Manna Sifting, full-length poetry collection, Briery Creek Press (2009)

Panning the Sky, poetry chapbook, Pudding House Press (2003)



“Galileo in the Uecker Seats,” Black Warrior Review (Spring 2013)

“The Agony of St. Martin,” TriQuarterly Online (Winter/Spring 2011)



“Bone Wars,” Poetry East (Fall 2012)

“When the Senator from Illinois,” A Writer’s Congress: Chicago Poets on Barack Obama’s Inauguration (DePaul Humanities Center Publication, January 2009)

“Cubicles,” Natural Bridge (spring 2007)

“Grant’s Dissector,” Body Electric (spring 2007)

“Constellation,” American Poetry Journal (spring 2006)

“Lost Anecdote from the Pages of Vasari,” Urbanite Baltimore (2005)

“Arcade, 1983” and “First Confession,” The Ledge (fall 2003)

“Sunday,” Candelabrum Poetry Magazine (October 1999)

“Forging,” Ink, Literary Supplement to F Newsmagazine (spring 1999)

“Jacob and the Boab Tree,” The Red Candle Treasury: An Anthology of Poems, 1948-1998 (The Red Candle Press, 1998)

“Padua, 1610,” The Midwest Poetry Review (October 1998)

“Autumn Montage,” The Midwest Poetry Review (July 1998)



“Mapping Poetics: Review of Steve Halle’s Map of the Hydrogen World,” Galatea Resurrects (December 2012)



Featured Poet: Seven Corners (November 2006)

Featured Poet: Sparrows Point Steelworkers (2005)

“Lost Anecdote from the Pages of Vasari” in Pif Magazine (May 2001)



Singularity (staged reading). By Garrett J. Brown. Dir. Beau O’Reilly. School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Fall 1999.

Ravana. By Garrett J. Brown. Dir. Garrett J. Brown. White Room Theatre, St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Fall 1995.



“Bringing Poems to Life: An Interview with Robert Pinsky” in F Newsmagazine (April 1999)

“Army 101” in Soldiers Magazine (May 1997)

“Forest Service Liaison Grows into New Role” in the Environmental Update (Spring 1997)

“Army Pilot Program Cuts Dust from Field Training” in the Environmental Update (Winter 1996)

“Three Army Installations Seek Site Deletion from Priorities List” in the Environmental Update (Winter 1996)

“New Sensors Shine in SCAPS Field Tests” in the Environmental Update (Fall 1996)

“Environmentalists and Conservationists Gear Up at Army 101” in Success Stories: U.S. Army Environmental Programs (1997)

“EPA Breaks Ground for Construction of New Environmental Science Center at Ft. Meade” in Success Stories: U.S. Army Environmental Programs (1997)

 “The USAEC & the USDA Forest Service Partnership” in Success Stories: U.S. Army Environmental Programs (1997)

“Forest Service Employee Joins AEC to Help Army Protect Environment” in APG News (1997)

“It Takes Two” in APG News (1997)

“AEC Employees Get in Shape” in APG News (1997)

“Civilians Learn About Military Equipment” in APG News (November 20, 1996)

“APG, AEC Demonstrate Effort that Saves Money, Helps Environment” in APG News (August 28, 1996)


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