Aozora Brockman was raised on an organic vegetable farm in Central Illinois, and is the author of two chapbooks, The Happiness of Dirt and Memory of a Girl. She is the recipient of the 2015 Jean Meyer Aloe Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets, and her creative work has been published in PANK, the Cortland Review, Fifth Wednesday, and other journalsShe lives in New York.

2 thoughts on “About Aozora

  1. Clare Baez says:

    Hi! I talked to the IL Collection curator, Karen Moen, here at the library, about you and your work. Hopefully she can add your books to the IL collection. I also sent an email to the Adult Services Manager, Carol Torrens, about adding you to the program roster for a reading here at the library. Mostly everyone is away on Christmas Vacation right now so it might be a little bit of time before I hear back from either one. I also included your website info so they could read all about you. You have a beautifully done site! I really hope both prospects work out. Have a nice winter break!

    Cheers, Clare Baez

    P.S. You can always rent out the Community Room here at BPL for free and stage your own reading/event. I would also contact The Coffeehouse and Deli in uptown Normal. They have poetry readings and community events. Are you going to do something at Matt’s space, The Come Together Space??? Just a few thoughts.

    1. chasingyume says:

      Hi Clare! Thank you so much for your super kind message and for all of your coordinating & thoughts! Your ideas are so helpful 🙂 I will definitely reach out to the Coffeehouse and Deli–the space sounds perfect. I don’t want to bother Matt and Lisa yet (because of their new baby), but maybe we could work something out in the future at their space too 😀 Your site is gorgeous! I wish you and your family a beautiful winter season, and the best of luck in your future endeavors ❤

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