The Carpenters (and Other Strangers)

by Brandon Shimoda

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Brandon Shimoda was born in California, and is, among other things (friend, son, brother, uncle, grandson), a poet. He is also the co-editor of two recent books by two poets he deeply admires: Wong May and Etel Adnan.

All poems & songs performed by Brandon Shimoda, except The Carpenters (by various artists), The Killing Fields (by Gong Fu Cha), Scarlet Begonias (by Phil Cordelli & Sarah Boyer), and Buns & Stucco (by Aroma :: Wet Marble). Please visit: Gong Fu Cha: gongfucha.bandcamp.com and Aroma :: Wet Marble: aromanth.bandcamp.com.

The words in Buns & Stucco are from pp. 48-49 of Portuguese (Octopus/Tin House, 2013). The words in Scarlet Begonias are from pp. 104-108 of Portuguese, and were co-written by Phil Cordelli. The words in The Killing Fields are from p. 21 of Portuguese. Rainbow originally appeared in InDigest (2012; thanks to Dustin Luke Nelson).

Love especially to Kelly Schirmann, Paul Laborde, Phil Cordelli, Sarah Boyer, Sam Christopher, Dot Devota, & Karen Carpenter.

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released September 16, 2014

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