Brendan Constantine

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Brendan Constantine was born in Los Angeles, the second child of two working actors, and named after Irish playwright Brendan Behan. An ardent supporter of Southern California’s poetry communities and one of its most recognized poets, he has served as a teacher of poetry in local schools and colleges for the last eighteen years. In addition, he bri ...

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Cold Reading

It's really cold in here now,
easily forty below something,
and half the class is asleep.

Before The Flood

My father remembers nothing. Or rather
he remembers where it used to be - See
that building? When I was a kid there was
nothing there. And next door, where
the school is, nothing.

Difficult Listening Time

A flock of pink flamingos moved in
across the street, and set up plastic people
on the lawn.


I learned the word disaster meant against the stars,
learned it did not apply to this world; the sky intended
every cruelty.


America says it has misplaced your number.
I wasn't comfortable giving it out. I said
I'd let you know.


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