F. Douglas Brown of Los Angeles is author of Zero to Three (University of Georgia 2014), the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize recipient selected by Tracy K. Smith. He also co-authored with poet Geffrey DavisBegotten (Upper Rubber Boot Books 2016), a chapbook of poetry as part of Upper Rubber Boot Book's Floodgate Poetry Series. Brown, an educator for over 20 years, currently teaches English at Loyola High School of Los Angeles, an all-boys Jesuit school. He is both a Cave Canem and Kundiman fellow. His poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets, The PBS News HourThe Virginia Quarterly (VQR), Bat City Review, The Chicago Quarterly Review (CQR), The Southern Humanities Review, The Sugar House ReviewCura Magazine, and Muzzle Magazine. He is co-founder and curator of un::fade::able - The Requiem for Sandra Bland, a quarterly reading series examining restorative justice through poetry as a means to address racism.

When he is not teaching, writing or with his two children, Isaiah and Olivia, he is busy DJing in the greater Los Angeles area. 


 
 

Begotten

Poems by F. Douglas Brown and Geffrey Davis

Poems about the joys and pitfalls of fatherhood and parenting. 

Release Date: 15 November 2016

This collection also contains a chapbook by Enid Shomer and a chapbook co-written by brothers Anders and Kai Carlson-Wee.

 

 

 

Zero to Three

Poems by F. Douglas Brown
Selected by Tracy K. Smith

Poems on the early life and development of a child, and how parents themselves are altered throughout these stages.

See more →