Saturday, March 30, 2013

A Book Give Away!

My new short story collection, Let Us All Pray to Our Own Strange Gods, is out, and I absolutely love the way it looks. The cover art is amazing.

I think it's a piece that deserves a name. So here's the give away. If you come up with a good or great name for the cover painting and post it below, I will send you a free copy of this book or East of Los Angeles or Mann of War, your choice. Easy? Send in those suggestions!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Here's the trailer for my new book!

Hi, my short story collection, Let Us All Pray Now to Our Own Strange Gods is out NOW!

Check it out!

Let Us All Pray Now to Our Own Strange Gods follows Harrison on his philosophical ramblings through the natural world of California and the strange land of divorce. His child has delusions of epic religious grandeur, and his ex has hooked up with his best friend. The world seems to be crashing down all around him and the only place of peace for Harrison is the natural world.

"Our best writers weigh their words carefully, and John Brantingham is certainly one of them. He is a craftsman with a huge heart who cares deeply about people and stories and the chaos we call our lives. His characters are beautifully rendered, real and true, at once vulnerable and courageous. Wise and insightful, Brantingham's work brilliantly captures the light and darkness in us all." James Brown, Author of The Los Angeles Diaries and This River.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

After the Earthquake, A Blessing

Hi, here are a couple of contemplative poems to start of your week. End your weekend? Either way. I'm working on some of the other vlogs, but it will be a while, and my work is moving in a serious direction lately.

After the Earthquake

A Blessing

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Starbucks and Loose Stars

Hi everyone,

Here are a couple more poems of mine. The first is funny. The second isn't, but I hope it moves you.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

I Forgot to Say

I wanted to expand this blog a little to include other aspects of my writing career. Here's a poem from a collection I'll have out in a bit.

I hope you enjoy!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

What Art Do You Do?

Okay, so you've seen the video. Do you agree or disagree? Do you worry about splitting your passions and wasting time and effort? What other art forms move you?


The ingenue: John Brantingham
The lettuce eater: Charlotte San Juan (look for her chapbook, coming soon)
The broccoli eater: Daniel Cuesta (look for Washing Machine Press)

and introducing

Diamond Dave Brantingham as himself

Monday, March 4, 2013