publications

Recent work

“I Grow Old," Guesthouse (forthcoming)

"Ode on a Dollar Store Pregnancy Test," Up the Staircase Quarterly (forthcoming)

“The Candy Man,” Poetry Northwest (forthcoming) 

Ah, Love!" and "You, Temporary Balm to My Endless Suffering," Superstition Review

Bondage Device: Meat Hoist," Ninth Letter

Movement," Four Way Review

Tiny House Nation," Booth

Please, Let's Live a Long Time,” Redivider

I Promise I’m More Bewildered Than the Bats,” Spillway

“Texas-Louisiana Border Dive Bar" (Three Poems)West Branch

Texas-Louisiana Border Dive Bar," Palette Poetry

The Zombie Apocalypse," The Indianapolis Review

For the Love I’ll Try to Keep," The Boiler

 

Panic Attack on the Atchafalaya Basin,” The Hunger

 

“Could I Subpoena You Like Beetlejuice, Emily?” and “Susan Poses as Barbara Walters to Interview Emily,” Puerto Del Sol

 

Every Sound on Earth Miraculously Comes from It,” River Styx

 

Ode to Cigarettes,” Hobart

 

Ode to the Tropical Storm I Slept Through” and “I Grant Myself One Night Free from Worry,” The Normal School

 

“Another Succulent Tattoo at Some Two-Star Parlor in Montrose” and “When I’m Seven,Gulf Coast

 

Grafting” and “Sue Writes Emily About Her New Bed,” Yemassee

 

A Tinder Guy Opened the Conversation With, Can I Have You?,” the minnesota review

 

Please, Someone, Tell Me About a Knife Fight,” Juked 

 

At the Iron Bear,” Crab Creek Review 

 

I Should Have Loved Bigfoot Instead,” Underblong 

 

Oh, the Places We’ll Go,” Hotel Amerika


Tips for Your Quarter-Life Crisis,” North American Review

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Books

Brett Hanley Defeat the Rest Chatbook

Defeat the Rest (chapbook)

Published by American Poetry Journal

 

Defeat the Rest is an anxious romp of queer longing and self-invention. At times humorous and at other times heart-wrenching, this chapbook centers around poems addressed from a woman named Susan to a woman named Emily and includes guest appearances from minor characters like Bigfoot, a tropical storm, and Ferdinand the Bull.

 

Hanley’s poems interrogate how various types of relationships and intimacies can both amplify loneliness and tamp it down. There’s an underlying sense of hope in Defeat the Rest for the chapbook’s speakers, who may not achieve the connection they want but may slowly be stumbling toward something even greater.

 

 
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about

Brett Hanley is a Poetry Editor for Southeast Review. She holds an MFA from McNeese State and is a PhD candidate at Florida State. Their work is forthcoming or has recently been published in West Branch, Gulf Coast, Ninth Letter, Puerto del Sol, THE BOILER, Poetry Northwest, and elsewhere. She has received support from The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and American Poetry Journal recently published her debut chapbook, Defeat the Rest

 

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