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is a writer, poet and artist who writes fantasy, space opera, essays, and poetry. She was born and raised in upstate New York where she spent many years gathering educational degrees. While teetering on the brink of permanent studenthood, Constance received this message in the bottom of a cup of Ramen noodles. “Get a real job”. She joined the military and served in the US Army Corps of Engineers, alternately building and blowing up things for her country. A retired Captain, she has an aversion to camouflage, but still likes the color brown. Constance has practiced karate, applying the knowledge gained to help her understand the process of acquiring broken bones, so she can correctly injure her fictional characters. When not juggling multiple writing projects
like live grenades, she enjoys weaving and printmaking. Constance has an MFA in Fine Art, and a BA in Philosophy, which explains her rambling blog posts on various topics. She is the co-editor of the poetry magazine, Gyroscope Review.


Constance Brewer 

Rappahannock Review
Crafty Poet II: A Portable Workshop by Diane Lockward
Harpur Palate
WyoPoets Chapbook Labyrinth
Dark Matter Literary Journal
The Linnet’s Wings
The Nassau Review
Weather Watch: Poems of Wyoming – WyoPoets
Issa’s Untidy Hut
Ribbons: Tanka Society of America Journal
American Tanka

Poets of the American West Anthology
Distant Horizons Chapbook – WyoPoets
Wyoming Paintbrush Chapbook – WyoPoets
Between Fences Anthology – Wyoming Humanities Council

“In The Shadow of Xerxes Canal“ in the Rejected Anthology from ACA Books
“The Borrowed Sword” in Black Dragon, White Dragon Anthology, from Ricasso Press
“The Tetris Effect” in Every Day Fiction
“The Tale Teller” in Reflection’s Edge

Judge: 2018 - 2019 Utah State Poetry Society Contests
Co-Editor: Gyroscope Review Magazine 2014 – Present
Recipient of a Wyoming Arts Council Creative Writing Fellowship 2016
Assistant Editor: Every Day Poets Magazine 2009- 2014
Assistant Editor: Book: The Best of Every Day Poets Two, 2012
Assistant Editor: Book: The Best of Every Day Poets One, 2010
Editor: Distant Horizons – WyoPoets Chapbook
Editor: Wyoming Paintbrush – WyoPoets Chapbook

The Problem with String Theory
by Constance Brewer

The opening move involves the transfer
of wrapped string from one player to another,
fingers and thumb weaving diamonds between
empty spaces. It's a game as old as mankind,
and elegantly explains the whole lot—all known
natural forces, what the world is made of down
to the subatomic composition of the universe.
It's in the passage of filament from one person
to another where theory goes astray.
In the rush to take possession of the loop,
gravity falls out the holes and rolls away,
leaving us unable to explain the one thing
that would help us explain everything.
In the end, it doesn't matter, because it won't be
mathematical precision that pushes theoretical
physics out of the nest, but a length of cord
oscillating back and forth from player to player,
starting at Opening A, cat's cradle,
continuing onward in infinite combination.


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