Craig Brandis

Craig Brandis

Teaching Fellow at the Attic Institute 

Craig Brandis’s debut collection of poems, Crying of Small Motors, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press in 2024. His poems and reviews have been published in Oxford Magazine, Palette Poetry, Parhelion, Trampoline, American Journal of Poetry, Poetry Quarterly, The Cafe Review and elsewhere. He was a semifinalist for the 2022 Berkshire Prize for a first or second book. He serves on the board of Tupelo Press and was instrumental in helping them create their online writing program for high school students. He writes from Lake Oswego, Oregon.

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The Attic Institute of Arts and Letters opposes the legitimation of bigotry, hate, and misinformation. As a studio for writers, we do not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind. We embrace and celebrate our shared pursuit of literature and languages as essential to crossing the boundaries of difference. To that end, we seek to maintain a creative environment in which every employee, faculty member, and student feels safe, respected, and comfortable — even while acknowledging that poems, stories, and essays delve into uncomfortable subjects. We accept the workshop as a place to question ourselves and to empathize with complex identities. We understand that to know the world is to write the world. Therefore, we reaffirm our commitment to literary pursuits and shared understanding by affirming diversity and open inquiry.