Patrick James Dunagan

Patrick James Dunagan lives in San Francisco. His first book, “There are people who think painters shouldn’t talk”: A GUSTONBOOK (Post-Apollo, 2011), is a workman’s notebook of sorts sketched out in response to years spent contemplating the work and life of Philip Guston. Other recent writings of his have appeared in: Amerarcana, Barzakh, Big Bell, The Critical Flame, Galatea Resurrects, ON, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Polis, Rain Taxi, and Vanitas. Recent chapbooks include: from Chansonniers (Blue Press, 2008), Spirit Guest & Others (Lew Gallery Editions, 2009), Easy Eden, with Micah Ballard (PUSH, 2009), and her friends down at the french cafe had no english words for me (PUSH, 2010). In addition to his own poems and book reviews, he’s currently working with Persian poet Ava Koohbor cotranslating her work from Farsi.