Brian Kunde


Brian Phillip Kunde, writer, poet and artist, is a life-long Californian. He is a founding member of the San Francisco Bay area writers’ group Spilt Ink, author of numerous essays, poems and short stories, a play, and an aspiring novelist. This is his first ebook, though samples of his writings and some whole works are available on the Internet. On the net Brian is best known for the essays “A Brief History of Word Processing” and “A Brief History of Bay Area Parks and Open Space,” the web projects The Best English-Language Fiction of the Twentieth Century and The Works of Mary Tappan Wright Online, and his authorship of hundreds of Wikipedia articles, mostly on literary subjects. In the mundane world he has spent the past quarter century as a serials specialist with the Stanford University Libraries following earlier stints at the California Academy of Sciences and NASA/Ames Research Center.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I first started writing fiction at the age of eleven. I have been seriously writing poetry since 1992.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My earliest published poems were directed to an audience of library employees and users. A number of these were subsequently included in chapbooks addressed to a more general audience, but I had never compiled a collection composed solely of pieces from this early body of work. It seemed time to do so. But I also wanted to make my first ebook a unique publication, the content of which would not overlap that of an earlier print publication. To this end I focused on those of my early poems not previously gathered into any of my existing chapbooks. Once I identified a suitable number of pieces I felt had sufficient merit or potential, I revised them with an eye to bringing them up to my present standards and addressing a broader audience than they had originally been written for. The result is a collection both new in itself and fully representative of my early work.
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Where to find Brian Kunde online


Price: Free! Words: 3,740. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Bibliotechnica consists of twenty-five poems on libraries in a world of increasing change and automation, not always for the better, as observed by a bemused and not altogether unbiased participant. Read warily, or you might find them amusing — and read straight through. The effect is cumulative.

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