About This Work
It’s not difficult for me to write about (or using) retro technology. I don’t own a cell phone, e-reader, or tablet, nor do I watch television or keep up with contemporary music. Even the technology I do use is usually several years out of date. Writing poetry feels retro these days, as the way to become a successful (or at least well-known author) is to write a young adult novel or erotica, it seems. Writing and reading have become counter-cultural (or retro) in themselves. However, I am drawn to story and language, so I try to tell stories from my life or use language to provide meaning to what I see in the world. Perhaps one day doing so will come back into fashion.
"Changing the Channel"
"Jack Wonders What Happened to CompuServe"
"The Ring of My Rotary Phone Always Annoys Guests"
Kevin Brown is a Professor at Lee University. He has one book of poetry, Exit Lines (Plain View Press, 2009) and two chapbooks: Abecedarium (Finishing Line Press, 2011) and Holy Days: Poems (winner of Split Oak Press Chapbook Contest, 2012). He also has a memoir, Another Way: Finding Faith, Then Finding It Again (Wipf and Stock, 2012), and a book of scholarship, They Love to Tell the Stories: Five Contemporary Novelists Take on the Gospels (Kennesaw State University Press, 2012). He received his MFA from Murray State University.
© 2013 Kevin Brown, used by permission