Brian Conn

About Me

My purview is maginative literature with a focus on language and form. Sometimes my work looks closer to genre fiction, sometimes closer to what they call literary or experimental fiction; I’d like to say I don’t distinguish until it comes time to publish, but the truth is sometimes I do, I can’t help it. M. John Harrison says, “The effect of ‘literary fiction’ on literature has been as destructive as the effect of the sf & fantasy genres on the fiction of the imagination,” and I believe him.

I’m the author of The Fixed Stars: Thirty-Seven Emblems for the Perilous Season (FC2, 2010) and some short stories. I also co-edit Birkensnake, a literary zine, with my friend Joanna Ruocco.



Lettermail: 3200 Capital Mall Dr SW #S201, Olympia WA 98502

Site Credits

Designed and made by me, which is why it’s sort of primitive and dysfunctional. Colo(u)rs and circles thanks to Heinz Edelmann and The Beatles. Images: detail of Fixed Stars cover by Lou Robinson; photo of the Birkensnake moth by Michelle Carriger; Nile photo by NASA; photo of me by Leonard Norwitz. The font of the pale yellow site title on the left is Day Roman, by François Guyot, digitized by Apostrophiclab.