Brooke R. Calder

Boston born, Brooke grew up between the United States and Zimbabwe, Africa, and currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

A former journalist for Pulse and published under assorted nom de plumes, Calder’s multimedia poetry project (Burning Shakespeare) debuted on MPR‘s Word Of Mouth in 1999.  She embarked on a songwriting career shortly after, eventually sharing credits with Phil Solem (The Rembrandts), Rick McCollum (The Afghan Whigs), Monte Moir (The Time), and a tiny video stint with Prince.  When not wildly scribbling notes for her next book, she’s a fan of Art, Cinema, Science Fiction, and occasionally, the Oxford comma.

Her favorite creators are: Agatha Christie, Anaïs Nin, Baz Luhrmann, the BrontesCharlie ChaplinEmily DickinsonFred RogersJean Cocteau, Neil GaimanNeal KarlenNeil Strauss, Nelson Mandela, Ozgur SahinP.G. Wodehouse, Rachel Hollis, Susan DavidWarren Ellis, as well as science fiction icons Gene Roddenberry, Ray Bradbury and William Gibson.

With Poems About Boys publishing this Summer, Calder continues to research and pen In Praise of Men.

Bio by: Astrid Young
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