Bryan Charles, 25, grew up in Galesburg, MI, and in 1997 received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Michigan University, in Kalamazoo, where he studied English and creative writing. A disciple of punk, classic and indie rock, he has been writing and playing music for over ten years. He covered the Kalamazoo arts and entertainment beat for six years, first with the Western Herald, and, after graduation, the Kalamazoo Gazette. In 1995, he founded Rocket Fuel, a humor and literary journal he continues to write and co-edit. In addition to Rocket Fuel, his poems and essays have appeared in Third Coast, the Columbia Poetry Review, and been read on National Public Radio. For the last two or so years, he has written and performed music with his ever-evolving pop music project So This Is Outer Space. Currently, Bryan lives in New York City, where he contemplates the slow demise of postmodern irony and makes a living as a marketing writer for a Wall Street mutual fund company. ~ Bryan Charles
DESERT ISLAND LIST
Jawbreaker, 24-Hour Revenge Therapy
Cheap Trick, Cheap Trick
Dinosaur, Jr., You9re Living All Over Me
The Monorchid, Let Them Eat...