Readings and performances by Brendan can be found on his YouTube channel.
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.
Other Work (links in bold)
The Indianapolis Review, October 2017. "there isn't enough Beerlao in all the universe to get us drunk tonight"
The Literary Whip Podcast, October 2017. Host Lise Quintana and Golden Walkman editor Joey Gould discuss Brendan's poem, "To Break Our Backs With It"
Coldnoon: International Journal of Travel Writing and Traveling Cultures, 2017, "The First Homo-Sapiens Migrate to Europe"
Switched-on Gutenberg: A Global Poetry Journal, September 2017, "March Morning Recalling Masan, South Korea"
The Grief Diaries, September 2017, Four Poems
After the Pause, Spring 2017, "Dejected Fly's Death Note to a Mate"
Surreal Poetics, September 2017, "Opossum in Estrus Explains Why Her Lover is Made for Her."
Blacktop Passages: a Journal of the Open Road, Summer 2017 "To the Pilot Taking off as I Drive Past the Airport," "Big Cypress," "Road Trip Metaphors"
Golden Walkman Magazine, July 2017 Podcast. "I Imagined Montana" audio poem.
Anchor Magazine, June 2017. "A Monk Realizes There is No More Earth to Walk"
Glass: A Journal of Poetry, May 2017. "Manatee and Her Mating Herd"
Brendan recently read some poems from Go and Make Anything Whole on Rocky Mountain Revival's latest podcast episode: Travel By Words
Cobalt, Summer 2013. “A Road Trip to Tuscaloosa, Alabama.”
Mason’s Road, Summer 2013. “Eun-yung Shares Persimmons”
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."
Mudfish, January 2017. "Movie Scene"
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.”