Spencer Brownstein – “The Dead Ride Shotgun”


Performing at Amsterdam Bar and Hall.

“I don’t think there’s any difference between being alive and being a hearse. We all must carry the dead inside of us.”

Don’t miss this awesome poem from Spencer Brownstein, performing at Amsterdam Bar and Hall in St. Paul, MN.

Send us your poetry! 2018 Chapbook Contest is open Now – January, 15th, 2019! Submit Here!

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Spencer Brownstein – “The Camel Blues”


Performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

“What better way to enjoy some fresh air than by chain-smoking?”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Spencer Brownstein, performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.



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Spencer Brownstein – “Grandma, or How Best to Say Home”

2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

“She teaches me the word ‘cautious’, which means: I’ll protect you when I can, but you have to protect yourself too.”

Don’t miss this wonderful poem from Spencer Brownstein, performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

The wait is over! Melissa Lozada-Oliva’s, peluda, is officially released and now available to order!

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Spencer Brownstein – “Double Vision” (Button Live)


Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“My eye was fixed, but I still see two of you.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Spencer Brownstein, performing at Button Poetry Live. If you’re in the Twin Cities, make sure to check out our next show!
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