Brent received his MFA in Writing & Poetics from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics in Boulder. He worked under the tutelage of Penny Arcade, Linh Dinh, DJ Spooky, Bhanu Kapil, Lydia Lunch, Thurston Moore, Daniel Pinchbeck, Steven Taylor, and Anne Waldman.

In 2012, Brent moved back to his native L.A. where he mopped floors and served cocktails at the celebrity haunt and Hollywood speakeasy Harvard & Stone. He was a screenwriter for a short time at Jesse Dylan’s production house, Wondros. He worked bars on and off, writing the novella Edendale Society and a book of poems, Nation of Dirty Assholes.

He’s a contributing writer for Flaunt Magazine and copy editor for NPR and Sounds True. His work has also appeared in LA Weekly and MUFON Journal.

Pipe Dreams on Pico (Far West Press, 2021) is his latest thriller/crime novella. His forthcoming acid western, Gambling Hell in No Time, will be released in 2023.

He’s currently working on the authorized biography of Three Dog Night singer Cory Wells.

Brent’s mother is UFO researcher/ hypnotherapist Yvonne Smith, and his upbringing has informed the writing he’s done on the topics of esoterica, psychonautics, and American mythos.