Individual Author Record
Name: Michael H. BrownsteinPen Name: None Genre: Poetry Born: 1953 in Evanston, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionBrownstein lives in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationBrownstein has been widely published throughout the small and literary presses. His work has appeared in The Café Review, American Letters and Commentary, Skidrow Penthouse, Xavier Review, Hotel Amerika, After Hours, Free Lunch, Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, The Pacific Review and others. In addition, he has eight poetry chapbooks including The Shooting Gallery (Samidat Press, 1987), Poems from the Body Bag (Ommation Press, 1988), A Period of Trees (Snark Press, 2004) and What Stone Is (Fractal Edge Press, 2005).Brownstein, is retired from teaching elementary school in Chicago’s inner city, studies authentic African instruments with his students, conducts grant-writing workshops for educators and the State of Illinois Title 1 Convention, and records performance and music pieces with grants from the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs, the Oppenheimer Foundation, BP Leadership Grants, and others.Brownstein published The Paper Bag and WYMB'S Broadside, wrote for the Chicago Reader and other area newspapers and has an educational column in the SouthStreet Journal and is the elementary school teacher editor for Substance. Presently he performs original one-man performance pieces throughout the Chicago area. Two of these are Ten Times People Attempted to Rob Me and Let's Eat Grasshoppers Cause Everything Else Tastes Like Chicken.
- Poems From the Body Bag, Ommation Pr, 2001
- What Stone Is, Factual Edge Press, 2005
Titles At Your Library
Poems from the Body Bag (Offset Offshoot, 11)
ISBN: 0941240142 Ommation Pr. 1991
What Stone Is
ISBN: 1933126078 Fractal Edge Press. 2005 This collection of short poems shows how Brownstein manages to find the passion, humor, and pathos in everyday life and render them meaningful in accessible but powerful language.