|Brenda Iijima is the author of Around Sea (O Books), Animate, Inanimate Aims
(Litmus Press), revv. you'll-ution (Displaced Press) and If Not Metamorphic
(Ahsahta Press) as well as numerous chapbooks and artist's books. She is
also the editor of the eco language reader (Nightboat Books and PP@YYL).
These poems are from a body of work titled Some Simple Things Said by And
About Humans-a chronicle in quasi-encyclopedia form of how humans have used
animals as surrogates. She is the editor of Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs