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thumbnail-5Brian Kenneth Swain is author of the novels World Hunger, Alone in the Light, Sistina, and Days EndHe also writes short stories, essays, and poetry, and has been a featured poet at the Poetry Society of Texas, Houston Poetry Fest (four-time juried poet), Austin International Poetry Festival (juried poet), InPrint, Barnes & Noble, and Borders, as well as on Pacifica and NPR radio. He is the author of the poetry collections Secret PlacesMy America, and Chicken Feet, the short story collection The Book of Names, the essay collection The Curious Habits of Man, and the children’s book Hegel and Hobbes Have an Adventure. His work has appeared in Voices de la Luna, Di-Verse-ity, Ampersand, Bayou Review, Edgar Literary Magazine, Free Press Houston, Mutabilis Press, Pebble Lake Review, Spikey Palm, and The Texas Poetry Calendar. He is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee.

Brian is an engineer and businessperson whose professional career spans thirty-five years, including having worked for Bell Laboratories and McKinsey & Company. He holds BSEE/MSEE degrees from Columbia University and an MBA from The Wharton School. He grew up in Brunswick, Maine and now lives in New Braunfels, Texas.