John Bresland

John Bresland works in film, radio and print. His essays can be seen at Blackbird and Ninth Letter, read in Brevity and North American Review and heard occasionally on public radio. His work has been anthologized in Essayists on the Essay: Montaigne to Our Time as well as The Fourth Genre, an anthology of contemporary creative nonfiction. He teaches creative writing and media arts at Northwestern University.


Purchase: Zero Station & Other Essays DVD (2012)

Some of the works on this site originally appeared in the following periodicals in print and/or digital form: "Peyton Place: A Haiku Soap Opera" in Blackbird; "Dead Christ" in TriQuarterly; "Watch My Feet" in Ninth Letter; "Mangoes" in Blackbird; "Dust Off" in The Fiddleback; "Hook" in Blackbird; "Zero Station" and "Notes on the Music of Zero Station" in Ninth Letter; "The Cooler" in Minnesota Monthly; "On the Origin of the Video Essay" in Blackbird; "The Seinfeld Analog" in Wag’s Review; "Ode to Every Thing" in Requited; "Les Cruel Shoes" in Blackbird; "Hanoi Jane, Mon Amour" in TriQuarterly; "Interview" in South Loop Review; and "Future Ex Buys Pajamas" in Brevity.

Photo by Carly Ann Faye.