Poem of the Day: Brandon Shimoda – “Rainbow”

Brandon in KumamotoListen: Brandon Shimoda – “Rainbow”

Today’s Poem of the Day Podcast comes from Brandon Shimoda, a poet we’re pretty fond of. We think you’ll like this one. It’s dark and toys language that feels almost mystical, language that should be doing something other than what it is. The resulting dissonance is beautiful. This poem was originally published in Poor Claudia 4. Brandon Shimoda is the author of three books of poetry—the newly released O Bon [Litmus Press, 2011], The Girl Without Arms [Black Ocean Press, 2011], and The Alps [Flim Forum Press, 2008]. —as well as numerous solo and collaborative chapbooks of various sizes and shapes. Since 1988 he has collaborated with Polish art historian Phil Cordelli on a series of books, performances and recordings known as The Pines. Brandon has lived this past year in Maine and Taiwan, though he currently lives in the desert southwest.

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InDigest's Poem of the Day Podcast is a (mostly) daily podcast featuring an audio version of a single poem. You can get the podcast on Stitcher Smart Radio or iTunes, or right here on the InDigest blog.

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