Brian Laidlaw is a poet and songwriter from San Francisco. He studied Creative Writing as an undergraduate at Stanford, at which point he began setting his own poems to music. After graduating in 2005 he toured and rambled throughout the country for several years as a solo folksinger. In 2008, Brian moved to Minneapolis to earn an M.F.A. in poetry at the University of Minnesota. In the last year he has received awards and honors from the Loft Literary Center, the Weisman Art Museum, and the Jerome Foundation.
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His lyrics have been featured in American Songwriter Magazine and his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in New American Writing, FIELD, VOLT, Quarter After Eight, The Iowa Review, and elsewhere. Brian is also a founding member of a Twin Cities arts cohort called the Yes!Lets Collective, which includes the bands Very Small Animal, The Dusty Porch Sisters, Oak Ribbons, Alpenglow, Bipolar Bear, and The Family Trade. He has released numerous albums and poetry chapbooks; his latest CD wolf wolf wolf was released November 17, 2011 at the Turf Club in St. Paul.