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Brandon Courtney

Brandon Courtney is a veteran of the United States Navy, and the author of The Grief Muscles and Rooms for Rent in the Burning City, as well as of the chapbooks Inadequate Grave and Improvised Devices. Another full-length collection is forthcoming from Yes Yes Books. His poetry appears or is forthcoming in Best New Poets, Tin House, Guernica, Memorious, The Progressive, and American Literary Review.

drown Poetry

I’m done, too, with this talk of tongues
                        and how a mouth can be undone

by something lifeless as the sea.

Brandon Courtney