Tony Brewer

Tony Brewer


I’m a poet, spoken word performer, live sound effects/foley artist, and event producer. I am treasurer of the Writers Guild at Bloomington and executive director of the Spoken Word Stage at the 4th Street Arts Festival. I have been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize and I have been a regular reader for the programs Books Unbound on WFHB community radio and Anthology on WFIU public radio. I’ve published five books of poetry — The Great American Scapegoat (2006), Little Glove in a Big Hand

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About My Work:

I work with words: written, spoken, performed, recorded, filmed, edited, published, broadcast, displayed.


Indiana University Bloomington, English BA


Anthology on WFIU Public Radio, reader + literary consultant

Books Unbound on WFHB Community Radio, reader + literary consultant

The Burroughs Century, Ltd. / Wounded Galaxies Festival, board member

HEAR Now: Audio Fiction and Arts Festival, staff

Krampus Legend and Arts Workshop, board member

Slam Camp at Indiana University, Festival Director

Spoken Word Stage at the Fourth Street Festival of Arts and Crafts, Executive Director

Urban Deer Record Cvlt, collaborator

WFHB Firehouse Follies, sound effects guy/associate producer

Wounded Galaxies: 1968: Beneath the Paving Stones, the Beach: Festival + Symposium, co-producer/grant writer

Writers Guild at Bloomington, treasurer


Numerous grants from the Bloomington Arts Commission

forthcoming Library Square Sidewalk Poetry contest – “Come Closer and See” set in concrete at Central Library Square

2020 Indiana Poet Laureate finalist

2016 1st Place Audience Favorite award – Things to Do with a Wall podcast, HEAR Now: Audio Fiction and Art Festival

2017 Pushcart Prize nomination – “Hearts and Minds” in Writers Resist: Hoosier Writers Unite, Chatter House Press

2016 Pushcart Prize nomination – “Trigger Warning,” in Tipton Poetry Journal

2016 1st Place Audience Favorite award – The Last Broadcast live radio play, HEAR Now: Audio Fiction and Art Festival

2016 2nd Place, Society of Professional Journalists Best Documentary/FeatureNuclear Nightmares podcast

2015 Inaugural Bradshaw Award, for service to the field of audio theatre, American Society for Science Fiction Audio

2012 Critic’s Choice award, Christmas at the Creek contest

2012 Kentucky Colonel certification by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky for outstanding community service

2008 ANGIE Award for Best Foley Performance, International Mystery Writers Festival

2007 Jason Shepard Greer and Lucy Kim Greer Foundation Fellowship


  • Live foley for film, IU Cinema, 2015


  • 3 minute documentary, produced by Roller Mortis Films, featuring my live sound effects work


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