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  • David Brazil is a poet, pastor and translator. His third book of poetry, Holy Ghost (City Lights, 2017), was nominated for a California Book Award. He is the editor of Wave Books's edition of Philip Whalen's Scenes of Life at the Capital. With Kevin Killian, he co-edited The Kenning Anthology of Poets Theater, 1945-1985. With Chika Okoye, he was the founding curator of the Berkeley Art Museum's Black Life series, focusing on cultural production in the African diaspora. He has presented his work at Cambridge University, Johns Hopkins, and San Francisco State University, among other venues. He lives in New Orleans.

  • Reviews of books by David Brazil

    Scenes of Life at the Capital

  • Magical Electrical Tibet: Bruce Conner, Philip Whalen, and the State of the Union
  • Curious Elision: Reading Philip Whalen's Manuscripts - David Brazil shares insights into Whalen's poetry, as well as discoveries made in the course of examining Whalen's papers and notebooks held by The Bancroft Library.
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