Brian Kim Stefans’ Poetry Collection, For Trapped Things

March 16, 2023

Professor Brian Kim Stefans’ new book, For Trapped Things (Roof Books, 2023) will be released on June 1.

Fellow writer and UCLA English Professor Harryette Mullen describes the book as “a dizzying slalom, taking off from Olympian slopes of literary genre and allusion, flying through uncanny valleys between exquisitely dissonant verses of an alienated artist-intellectual and the omnivorous media feed of a doom-scrolling pop culture futurist. The poet makes his hard bed, then lies in it, feeling the lumpy truth.”

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