Rodney A. Brown
Rodney A. Brown is the author of Water Archives, a chapbook-length poem, chapbook-length poem outline, and performance. Here at Rigorous, we published the poem outline in Volume Four, Issue 2 (summer 2020). On October 13, 2020, in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Rodney A. Brown performed Water Archives for Rigorous before an exclusive audience and Facebook Live. The video from this reading is below.
Rodney A. Brown: "I am a poet, writer, choreographer, and interdisciplinary artist whose work draws on my experiences with AIDS, mental illness, and homelessness. My writing has appeared in the Journal of Pan African Studies, and my performances on black lives and mental health have been sponsored at the Society of Dance History Scholars Congress on Research in Dance and the United States Conference on AIDS. I taught as a choreographer at the university level and attended the Saint Francis College MFA program in Creative Writing."