Tony Brewer is a poet, musician, sound effects artist, spoken-word performance artist who has been active in Bloomington since he arrived as an undergrad in 1990. He co-founded MATRIX in 1998. His first book of poems, The Great American Scapegoat, was self-published in 2006. He is a 2007 recipient of a Greer Foundation Fellowship from the Bloomington Area Arts Council. The fellowship co-funded his second publication, the chapbook Little Glove in a Big Hand published by Plan B Press in 2010. His third book Hot Type Cold Read was published by Chatter House Press in 2013.
Tony was Jenny Kander's recording engineer for her Linen of Words poetry module on WFHB. He was also a regular featured poet there, and is regularly featured on her WFIU module The Poets Weave.
Tony also co-founded Bloomington's only poetry slam team, The Pie Cutters, with poet Joseph Kerschbaum, also a frequent collaborator, and was slam master for the MATRIX poetry slam.
He is also an announcer for the Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls of Bloomington.