PUBLICATION & ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
“Olive Hanky, Right Pocket” was published in Volume 18, Issue 1 of Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide ( Cover shown above).
Bryan’s second collection of poetry, Less Fortunate Pirates: Poems from the First Year Without my Father, is now available everywhere.
My Life as Adam, Bryan’s first full-length collection of poetry, is available for purchase through Amazon, TLA, Barnes and Noble, and other retailers, both in store and online. It is also available through Small Press Distribution and standard distribution channels such as Ingram.
My Life as Adam was honored by the American Library Association with inclusion on its first annual “Over the Rainbow” book list, one of only five books of poetry on the list.
Lady Business: A Celebration of Lesbian Poetry, edited by Bryan, was honored by the American Library Association with inclusion on its third annual “Over the Rainbow” book list.
Bryan is the editor of Assaracus, the only print journal in the world dedicated exclusively to gay men’s poetry. Assaracus was named as a 2011 BEST NEW MAGAZINE by Library Journal.
“Gingham Hanky, Right Pocket” and “Gold Lame Hanky, Left Pocket” were published by Weave Magazine in July 2013.
“I’ll Tell Your Brother Years from Now” was published by RHINO (April 2013).
“Get Whatever You Want” was published by A Sharp Piece of Awesome (May 2012).
“The Lady Chablis” was published by The Nervous Breakdown.
“Memorial Day” is featured in the One Pause Poetry Archive, which also includes Bryan reading Ellen Bass’s “Ode to The God of Atheists” and Maya Angelou’s “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me.”
“Instructions on How to Approach the Bereaved,” “Recalling a Last Conversation Between Father and Son,” “Introducing a Grandson to His Grandfather,” “Spared,” and “The Day Cemeteries Change,” all from Less Fortunate Pirates: Poems from the First Year Without My Father, were published by Contemporary American Voices (June 2012).
“The Morning I Stare at the Water for Hours” was published by vox poetica and was included in the anthology, vox poetica’s inspirations: images & words, collection 3, fall 2011.
“The Morning I Stare at the Water for Hours” was also nominated for a Pushcart Prize by unbound Content.
“The Crusades,” “Olive Hanky, Right Pocket, “If Next Year He Goes,” and a short essay titled “9/11/2001″ appear in the anthology Conversations at a Wartime Cafe, edited by Sean Labrador y Manzano.
“On the Pulse of My Morning: Bryan Borland on Maya Angelou” appears in Michael Motlack’s Divining Divas: 100 Gay Poets on Their Muses ( Lethe Press, 2012).
“Mark’s Birthday,” “The Book of Bradley,” “We Planted These Trees by Hand,” “Mother-in-Law,” “Hetero,” “Before the Repeal of DADT,” “We Left Early,” “The Book of Dmitri,” “National Coming Out Day, 1998,” and “An Outsider’s Guide to Gay Marriage” appear in Assaracus Issue 03.
“Residuals” appears at Young American Poets.
“Engaged Couple Goes to the Movies” was published by Referential Magazine.
“Levi” and “Blood” were published at Velvet Mafia. “White Hanky with Multi-Colored Dots, Left Pocket (Hosting an Orgy)”; “Blue Hanky, Left Pocket (Top)”; and “Medium Blue Hanky, Wadded Up and Forced into My Mouth (Cop Fetish)” were also published at Velvet Mafia.
The Hanky Code, a book of 40 poems written with poet Stephen S. Mills, is forthcoming. Watch this space for details.
“Autumn,” “There was a Moment of Tenderness,” “My Life as Adam,” “The Dead Sea Scrolls,” and “Atonement” were originally accepted to appear in Ganymede #8 – but instead, following the death of Ganymede editor John Stahle, were published in Ganymede Unfinished with “Reasons My Father Did Not Commit Suicide,” “The Day I Start My Business,” and “On Being Intimate in the Company of Ghosts.”
“If River Phoenix Had Lived” and “Watching Brokeback Mountain in Little Rock” appear in Shape of a Box. “Watching Brokeback Mountain in Little Rock” was nominated for a Best of the Net award.
“Lust in Translation,” which is included in My Life as Adam as “Speaking in Tongues,” appears in qarrtsiluni‘s Words of Power issue.
“FAG/HAG” and “Splattered” are featured in Fag Hag – A Scandalous Chapbook of Fabulously-Codependent Poetry.
“Desplome,” “David” (“The Book of David” in Adam), and “Astronaughty” can be heard in the July 23, 2009, playlist of Wordsalad.
“Spammed” appears in Issue #4 of The Moose and Pussy.
“Sam” (“The Book of Sam” in Adam), “Bite,” and “Marks of the Beast” appeared in the 9th issue of Breadcrumb Scabs.
“Bite” also appears in the January 2010 publication of Ganymede (alongside a piece by *swoon* Mr. David Sedaris).
“Phantom Limbs of Family Trees,” “Birdsong,” “Grapes of Comfort,” “My Companion Piece,” and “Weeds” appear at vox poetica. “Weeds” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
“Weeds” was also featured as part of “The Change Interviews,” a project by poet Alice Shapiro.
“Morning Coffee” and “Ink Received from the Editor’s Pen” were published by Young American Poets.
Earlier versions of “If Next Year He Goes,” “Salsa,” and “Thank You” were published by The Foliate Oak.
“Teenage Boys” (“Altar Boys” in Adam) appears at Legends of Contemporary Poetry.
“Holden” appears at Poet Verse.
Eric Knechtges, Professor of Music Theory and Composition at Northern Kentucky University, composed and staged a recital piece for narrator and viola around “Teenage Boys,” “Strings,” and “Morning Coffee.” He also introduced the group Conundrum to my poem, “Simon,” and they built a piece around it and performed it at the 2010 Cal State Fresno New Music Festival.
Check out Issue 41 of Shape of a Box, in which Bryan lends his voice to the poetry of Rane Arroyo.
“Bite” appears in the anthology Ganymede Poets, One.
“Eric” (“The Book of Eric” in Adam) appears at Ink Node.
“FAG/HAG” appears at Ink Node.