Biography of Brenda Iijima


Biography of Brenda Iijima


Brenda Iijima


Short biography of Brenda Iijima, attending poet at The New Nature Writing, Lake Forest College's 2012 Literary Festival.


Brenda Iijima




North Adams, Massachusetts


Poet & Editor of Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs

Biographical Text

Brenda Iijima is the author of Around Sea (O Books), Animate, Inanimate Aims (Litmus Press), revv. you'll-ution (Displaced Press) and If Not Metamorphic (Ahsahta Press) as well as numerous chapbooks and artist's books. She is also the editor of the eco language reader (Nightboat Books). She is the editor of Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs ( Her forthcoming collection, Early Linoleum will be published by Say it With Stones later in 2012.


If Not Metamorphic (Ahsahta Press) 2010

eco language reader ed. (Nightboat Books) 2010

revv. you'll--ution (Displaced Press) 2009

Subsistence Equipment (Faux Press) 2008

Letters to Poets: Conversations About Poetics, Politics, and Community by Jennifer Firestone and Dana Teen Lomax (Saturnalia) 2008

Animate, Inanimate Aims (Litmus Press) 2007

Around Sea (O Books) 2004

Color and its Antecedents (pamphlet, Yen Agat Books) 2004

Early Linoleum (pamphlet, Furniture Press) 2004

Audible Bio (pamphlet, Longhouse) 2003

In a Glass Box (Pressed Wafer Press) 2002


Brenda Iijima, “Biography of Brenda Iijima,” Digital Collections - Lake Forest College, accessed March 23, 2018,

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