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ISBN: 978-0996617277
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Categories Chapbooks, Nomadic, Poetry

A Heart with No Scars

Publication Date: September 2015


This title is no longer available for purchase through Black Lawrence Press, but it is available from most online book retailers. Better yet, your local bookstore should be able to order a copy for you.

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In June of 2023, Black Lawrence Press welcomed numerous existing and forthcoming Nomadic Press titles to our catalogue. A Heart with No Scars was originally published by Nomadic.

In his debut chapbook-length collection of poetry, Brennan “B Deep” DeFrisco examines change and the spectrum of lenses through which we view it.


Brennan “B Deep” DeFrisco is one of my favorite up-and-coming performance poets. A Heart with No Scars is a fantastic look into the fire he brings to the stage. ‘Empty Glass’ feels like good whiskey after the last bad day of a terrible week.

The first line in this collection, ‘Descend at your own risk,’ should stand as a warning. Prepare to fall in love, into mourning, mourn with the poet a city transforming and displacing, mourn the distance between friends and lovers, imagine a future lover’s apocalyptic kiss. Brennan “B Deep” DeFrisco is a romantic and a realist all at once. Step with caution and don’t say you haven’t been warned.”
-Cassandra Dallett

About the Author

© Brennan DeFrisco

Brennan DeFrisco

Brennan DeFrisco is a poet, teaching artist, editor, voice actor, & arts coordinator from the San Francisco Bay Area. He’s been a National Poetry Slam finalist, a Pushcart Prize nominee, Grand Slam Champion of the Oakland Poetry Slam, & program coordinator for California Poets in the Schools, Poetry Out Loud, the Redwood Poetry Festival, and the San Francisco Arts Commission. He’s the author of A Heart With No Scars, published by Nomadic Press and Black Lawrence Press, Honeysuckle & Nightshade, published by Swimming with Elephants Publications, & has served as poetry editor on the mastheads of Lunch Ticket and the 2022 California Poets in the Schools State Anthology. Brennan facilitates creative writing and performance workshops, serving K-12 classrooms, incarcerated youth, adults, seniors, and various arts education programs. His work has been published in Red Wheelbarrow, Oracle Fine Arts Review, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, Collective Unrest, & elsewhere. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles.

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