Readings and performances by Brendan can be found on his YouTube channel.

Go

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Brendan's second collection of poetry, Go, was published by Aldrich Press in March 2016.

Go can be purchased on Amazon or at Kelsay Books.

Learn more here.

Go was recently selected as a finalist in Alternating Current Press' 2016 Coil Book Award.

 

Make Anything Whole

Brendan Walsh’s Make Anything Whole is crafted from the best facets of both travel writing and the poetry of place. Among these pages, readers find the estranged familiarity of coming back to one’s home and country after traveling abroad. Taking us on the road as he experiences Laos, Korea, and then re-experiences the United States, Walsh chronicles the characters he meets along the way and ultimately discovers that you can take home with you wherever you go. His ultimately life-affirming experiences are set against a backdrop of interactions told through the sociological poetic eye.

A portion of the proceeds from this book will go to support CleanBirth.org, a group in Laos that educates women about safe birthing practices and provides sterile supplies to prevent mortality during child birth.

Make Anything Whole can be purchased at Five Oaks Press or Amazon.

Other Work

Glass: A Journal of Poetry, May 2017. "Manatee and Her Mating Herd"

Brendan's Florida-inspired poem "what's wild" appeared in Parks & Points' inaugural poetry project: "what's wild" April 2017

Brendan recently read some poems from Go and Make Anything Whole on Rocky Mountain Revival's latest podcast episode: "Travel By Words"

The Connecticut Review, Spring 2012.  “Mountain Temple, Masan, South Korea.”

Diversion Press, Fall 2012.  “Sacks of Cells.”

Borderline Press, Fall 2012.  “Mr. Shin Goes to the Makolli House,” "Mr. Shin Wakes up Hungover,” “Mr. Shin Speaks with the Mountain.”

Lines and Stars, Winter 2013.  “A Good Beer.”

Paper Nautilus, Winter 2013.  “Grat’s Travel Plans.”

The Truth About the Fact, Spring 2013. “Red Light District, Masan.”

Halcyon, Summer 2013. “Haiku Forecast: Spring in Connecticut,” “Yongi Park in Cherry Blossom Season.”

Drunk Monkeys, Spring 2013. “Sannaki,” “Kimchi,” “Makkoli,” “All the spring weather…

Cobalt, Summer 2013. “A Road Trip to Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Mason’s Road, Summer 2013. “Eun-yung Shares Persimmons.”

Anak Sastra, Fall 2013. “He Sees Women Planting Rice,” “Fly Song, for Laos.

Noctua Review, Spring 2014. “No Life, No Hope.”

Off The Coast, Summer 2014.  "Life Over Description."

Turks Head Review, Fall 2015. "Guilt, after Privilege"

Young Raven's Literary Review, Fall 2015. "A Longing"

Elohi Gadugi Journal, Fall 2015. "Fruit Bat."

One Over the Eight, Fall 2015. "Existential Crisis in Bed with a New Woman" and "Sallekhana"

Mudfish, January 2017. "Movie Scene"