Readings and performances by Brendan can be found on his YouTube channel.
Brendan’s latest chapbook, released in June 2019 through Grey Book Press, examines, with humor and dread, a near-future Floridian landscape consumed by relentless hurricanes, biblical floods, and an apathetic population. Through it all, however, is reverence for Florida's incredible landscape, and the hope that it will rebound and replenish itself long after the plague of colonization. Purchase fort lauderdale through GBP.
the only flesh to feed you
Brendan's fourth collection, the only flesh to feed you, is the runner up in YellowJacket Press' Florida chapbook competition. the only flesh to feed you is a series of eighteen love poems written in the voices of animals. TOFTFY can be purchased through YellowJacket Press.
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 on Amazon.
Other Work (links in bold)
Cold Mountain Review, June 2019. “mulch”
Still Point Arts Quarterly, May 2019. “little planet” (page 26)
the minnesota review, April 2019. “concussion fragment #3”
American Literary Review, Fall 2018. “we are great apes”
pidgeonholes, July 2018. "two poems"
Baltimore Review, January 2018. "Dropping Weight"
Entropy Magazine, January 2018. "if it ends tomorrow, i die the luckiest person who ever lived"
The Wire's Dream Magazine, December 2017. "the minimalists prepare for impending apocalpyse," "Hurricane Poem for the Colonizers"
Daphne Magazine, December 2017. "The Girl Who Did Not Die"
The Indianapolis Review, October 2017. "there isn't enough Beerlao in all the universe to get us drunk tonight"
Her Heart Poetry, 2017. "why we kiss goodbye."
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"
Still Harbor, 2017. “A Monk Realizes There is No More Earth to Walk”
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'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
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.”