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Joe Pan

JOE PAN is the author of two collections of poetry, Hiccups (2015) and Autobiomythography & Gallery (2007). He is the editor-in-chief and publisher of Brooklyn Arts Press, serves as the poetry editor for the arts magazine Hyperallergic and as the small press editor for Boog City, and is the founder of the services-oriented activist group Brooklyn Artists Helping. His piece “Ode to the MQ-9 Reaper,” a long hybrid work about drones, was praised in The New York Times. He has held residencies at Mount Tremper Arts and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Process Space. He also lives in Brooklyn.

In Conversation


Anselm and I first met through a mutual friend, the painter and collagist Jonathan Allen, whose artwork I’d exhibited and whose first art monograph I’d published though my press, Brooklyn Arts Press (BAP).

The Vargas-Vargas Affair

Joe Pan’s debut collection of poetry, Autobiomythography & Gallery, was named Best First Book of the Year by Coldfront Magazine. His poem “Ode to the MQ-9 Reaper,” a piece about drones, recently made the front page of the New York Times. He grew up along the Space Coast of Florida, attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and serves as the poetry editor for the art magazine Hyperallergic. Joe is the founder and publisher of Brooklyn Arts Press, an independent publishing house.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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