Brandon Downing is a writer and visual artist originally from California. His books of poetry include The Shirt Weapon and Dark Brandon, and a monograph of his literary collages from 1996-2008, Lake Antiquity. A long poem, AT ME, was released by Octopus Books in 2011, and his latest collection, Mellow Actions, from which this set of recordings derives, was released earlier this year. In 2007 he released a feature-length collection of collaged digital shorts, Dark Brandon: Eternal Classics, with a 2nd volume forthcoming next year. More video poems can be seen at his online channel.