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Brandon Cesmat on The Moe Green Poetry Discussion Hosted by Tracy Darling

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Brandon Cesmat has been among California’s most active poets, conducting readings throughout the western United States, Mexico and Canada. Cesmat has won four San Diego Book Awards, including “Best Chapbook” for Ice Drum (Caernarvon Press, 2001), and “Best Poetry” for Driven into the Shade and Light in All Directions for Best Poetry (Poetic Matrix 2003 & 2009, respectively). Cesmat’s poems have appeared in California Quarterly, Prism Review, ROADSpoetry, Red River Review, Pemmican, Other Voices International, ONTHEBUS, Homestead Review, Perigee, City Works, Teachers & Writers Collaborative, inside english, The No-Street Poet’s Voice and others. Cesmat currently teaches creative writing at CSU San Marcos. Cesmat has served as San Diego County Area Coordinator for California Poets in the Schools, and as president of its state board of trustees. In 2002 he edited an anthology on writer residencies titled Classrooms of Poets. Cesmat’s interdisciplinary work includes performances with the arts ensemble Drought Buoy, collaborating with visual artists at the Escondido Municipal Gallery and California Center for the Arts Museum, a documentary on poetry from the San Diego-Tijuana region titled Cruzando Líneas. He is currently artist in residence for the San Diego Arts Institute.