BRANDON DOWNING (b. San Francisco Bay Area, California) is a video maker, visual artist and a poet. Since 2001, he has lived in New York City, where he works as an exhibit designer and writer. His collections of poetry include The Shirt Weapon (2002), Dark Brandon (2005), AT ME (2010) and, most recently, Mellow Actions (2013). In 2007 he released a feature-length collection of short digital films, Dark Brandon: Eternal Classics, while a monograph of his literary collages from 1996 to 2008, Lake Antiquity, was published by Fence Books in 2010. He has recently completed a sixteen-book cycle based around The Bacchae by Euripides.