Brandi George

Brandi George grew up in Ovid, Michigan. Her first book of poetry, Gog (Black Lawrence Press, 2015), won the gold medal in the Florida Book Awards, and her second collection, Faun, is a play in verse (Plays Inverse, 2019). Her poems have appeared in such journals as Gulf Coast, Prairie Schooner, Best New Poets 2010, Ninth Letter, Columbia Poetry Review, and The Iowa Review. She has been awarded residencies at Hambidge Center for the Arts and the Hill House ISLAND residency, and the Time & Place Award in France. She teaches writing at FSW in Fort Myers, Florida.


Pine’s Prayer against Lumberjacks

Red-buzzing-spindle-bud, Orange-lightning-clover-scale, Yellow-moon-blowfish-mud, Green-crater-raindrop-prayer, Blue-turtle-stamen-flood, Violet-paw print-sulphur-hail, Black-birdsong-limestone-sea— the smallest pea’s brain-symphony. They’ll break the forest’s velvet sleep with axes, fires’ glowing eyes. With fingers feathered omens deep, while breathing, river, Continue reading