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Angela M. Brommel is a Nevada writer and curator with Iowa roots, a Mystery Ranch Visiting Artist, and the current Clark County Poet Laureate.  She is the author of two books, Mojave in July (Tolsun Books) and Plutonium & Platinum Blonde (Serving House Books). Her poetry has been published in the North American ReviewThe Best American Poetry blog, and many other journals and anthologies.


In 2017 she was awarded the Helen Stewart Poetry Award, and in 2018 she was a Red Rock Canyon Artist in Residence, serving as the inaugural poet of the program. She serves as Editor-in-Chief and Poetry Editor for The Citron Review, and a founding editorial board member of the peer-reviewed open access online journal collaboratively brought to life by the international Alliance for the Arts Research Universities (a2ru) network, and a2ru member UNLV, Tradition Innovation in the Arts, Design, and Media Higher Education.

She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles and an MA in Theatre from the University of Northern Iowa. Her playwriting thesis was a semi-finalist in The Chesterfield Writer’s Film Project. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from UNLV.  At Nevada State University she serves as Senior Advisor & Executive Director for the Arts and as affiliate faculty.



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Plutonium & Platinum Blonde
Serving House Books



Mojave in July

In Mojave in July, Angela M. Brommel walks a tightrope between desert and neon, the natural and the social, eco science and pop culture, always with a keen observational eye, luscious language, and scintillating imagery. Throughout these billions and intelligent poems, Brommel’s attention to the senses is exquisite, especially taste, which is often the sense addressed the least in poetry. Continually delicious and tenchent, these poems rock!

– Vince Gotera, Editor of Star*Line and North American Review

Mojave in July is a celebration of Nevada, both its desert wildlife and glossy, buzzing nightlife through the eyes of women who reject stereotypes and aren’t afraid of hard work. Women with depth and warmth who, if minded, will entertain and engage you. The ones who know the desert lurks behind the glitz and glamour and aren’t afraid to keep it real. Angela M. Brommel has created an engaging collection that fizzes with energy.

– Emma Lee, The Blue Nib

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Plutonium & Platinum Blonde

Brommel’s work has humor in it—wondrous juxtaposition of images, a certain flair for authenticity of voice, and a great ability to spot the absurd. She takes advantage of pop culture icons as well as film history, while at the same time locking into something very direct: ‘you heart thief.’

– Carol Potter, Author of Some Small Bees, winner of the 2014 Field Poetry Prize

Brommel’s poems about Las Vegas are wonderful—she takes the glitz of the place and reduces the scale to human proportions. With a wicked, understated humor and a keen eye for detail, she creates a wildly entertaining original voice that’s more than up to the challenge of its subject matter.

– Jim Daniels, Author of Rowing Inland

Though sometimes raucous and always gorgeous imagery laced together by larger-than-life micro narratives and themes that engage and then echo and then  - with stunning risk and precision - shift, Angela M. Brommel’s Plutonium & Platinum Blonde epitomizes the importance of the poetry chapbook in today’s literary landscape.

– Heather Lang-Cassera, Author of Gathering Broken Light
Clark County Poet Laureate, 2019-2021

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Play: A Wetlands Park Art Installation

Featured artwork by Mark Salinas, in conversation with three poems by Angela M. Brommel. This exhibit of temporary public art installations were created for and placed into the trails of Wetlands Park. Fourteen artists created site specific artwork for the Park using recycled and earth friendly materials. Play was funded by the County Arts Plan, and was a partnership between Wetlands Park and the Public Arts Office.


Fridays | March 5, March 12, April 2, and April 9, 2021

The Clark County Poet Laureate (2019-2021), Heather Lang-Cassera, curated a selection of three and four line poems from 25 Nevada poets to tour the Las Vegas valley by Flo Mobile Digital Billboard Truck, taking Poetry Matters! out on the road.


Curated by Vogue M. Robinson, this exhibition was a partnership between Poetry Promise, Inc. and Downtown Summerlin, November 2020.


Friday Night Writes
A Monthly Series Presented by Clark County Poet Laureate Angela M. Brommel

Winchester Dondero Cultural Center

3130 McCleod Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89121


Friday, Once a Month

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

04/26/2024 - The Poetry of Memoir with Kim Foster
05/24/2024 - Kain Nah! Writing Workshop with Sheila Navarro

06/21/2024 - Finding the Write Words with Charlene Stegman Moskal

For more information about Clark County Poet Laureate events, visit here.

Poetry & Poses with Emily Hoover
A Monthly Series Presented by  Clark County Poet Laureate Angela M. Brommel


Winchester Dondero Cultural Center

3130 McCleod Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89121

Saturday, Once a Month
3:00 pm
 - 5:00pm PDT



Yogis practice physical postures (called asanas) and breathwork (called pranayama) to prepare for meditation. Writing is one form of meditation. Poetry & Poses is a two-hour workshop series that blends breath with movement to help writers quiet their minds, relieve tension in their bodies, and let go of writer's block. At the end of each movement and breathwork session, writers of all genres will be given prompts for generating new creative work, which will be adapted from yoga postures and mindfulness philosophies. All levels and bodies are welcome. Please bring a mat, a folded towel or blanket, and something to write with. Chairs will be provided.

Emily Hoover is a widely published poet, fiction writer, and reviewer. She serves as a Lecturer of English at Nevada State University. The author of My Mother as a Serrano Pepper (Zeitgeist Press, 2023) earned her 200-hour Kripalu Yoga teacher certification in 2013. She leads gender-affirming, trauma-informed movement, breathwork, and meditation classes, including chair and restorative yoga.

For information about additional Clark County Poet Laureate events, please visit here


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