Books of Poetry

Power Made Us Swoon (Red Hen Press, 2016)

“It is not easy to be austerely uncertain and open-hearted at the same time, but Brynn Saito pulls it off beautifully. These strong poems are a reckoning imbued with a peculiarly western American light, gathered out of the very air between the farm towns of the Central Valley and the internment camp at Manzanar. It is a light loyal to acceptance." — David Rivard
 

Bright Power, Dark Peace (Diode Editions, 2016) 

“Readers are guided through the ruins of a city, and perhaps a society. In this exquisite collaboration, from the ruins are the possibilities. From the unsalvageable, what will save. The magic of Saito and Brimhall’s lyricism returns what was thought to be lost into what is, for certain, miraculous.  — Oliver de la Paz
 

The Palace of Contemplating Departure (Red Hen Press, 2013)

"This is a sacred internal travel, carving its mighty shadow on the world. How vibrant is the voice of Brynn Saito; how angelic, bestial, seductive, and divine. The Palace of Contemplating Departure is an offering of the highest order, written in sanctuary, a promise on the tongue, a litany of urgent prayers.” —Tina Chang
 

 

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