S. Brook Corfman is a poet who writes plays, living in a turret in Pittsburgh, and the recipient of fellowships from Lambda Literary and the University of Pittsburgh. A poetry reviewer for Publishers Weekly, work has appeared or will soon in Conjunctions, DIAGRAM, Quarterly West (Best of the Net Nomination), Ghost Proposal, and OmniVerse, among other places.
S. Brook Corfman (born Chicago, IL) is a poet, playwright, teacher, and scholar. A poetry reviewer for Publishers Weekly, Corfman earned an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh and is currently a Visiting Lecturer in composition and pedagogy at Pitt. The recipient of fellowships from Lambda Literary & the University of Pittsburgh, Corfman has collaborated with three visual artists, co-run the Speakeasy reading series, and was the editor-in-chief of Hot Metal Bridge, Pitt's online literary magazine.
A full-length manuscript, Luxury, Blue Lace, explores gender formation and the effects of repressed knowledge. It has been a finalist for both the Subito Poetry Prize and the Cleveland State University Poetry Center's First Book Prize as well as a semi-finalist for Ahsahta's Sawtooth Prize; selections from this work have appeared in DIAGRAM, Muzzle, Quarterly West, Washington Square, and The Journal, among other places. Three chapbook manuscripts—a collection of closet dramas, a prose sequence on dread, and an experimental investigation into the ethics of aesthetic encounter—have variously been finalists for contests from DIAGRAM, Omnidawn, Slope Editions, and the Burnside Review.
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