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Houston Poet Conor Bracken

We meet Conor Bracken. Originally from Virginia, Bracken teaches and writes in Houston. His work has been published in — or forthcoming from — Handsome, the minnesota review, Ninth Letter, Puerto del Sol, and Thrush Poetry Journal, among others. He’s held numerous jobs — including as an English tutor, a software tester and a food truck fry cook […]

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaWe meet Conor Bracken. Originally from Virginia, Bracken teaches and writes in Houston. His work has been published in — or forthcoming from — Handsome, the minnesota review, Ninth Letter, Puerto del Sol, and Thrush Poetry Journal, among others.

He’s held numerous jobs — including as an English tutor, a software tester and a food truck fry cook — and he tells us how they’ve shaped him as a poet. Then he reads his poem Rejected Euphemisms for Death.

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