Poetry: Books, fragments and musings

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Brian Brogan is the author of The Hailing Light of Bees, Scopcraeft Press 1999 (currently out of print) and forth coming Tracking the Masked Dawn, early 2021.

More coming soon….

Some Words of Appreciation for the Hailing Light of Bees

“Brian Brogan’s poems are full-throttle, high voltage surrealism.  Here is a real barn burner of an effort, not unlike Andre Breton’s best work.  It’s a total affront to the rational mind and thus, for me, a refreshing, joyful read and a liberating experience.”   Tom Mckeown – Author of The Luminous Revolver

“The Hailing Light of Bees is full of images which surprise and enlighten with a surreal touch that reveals more than it mystifies.  In the title poem, Brogan paints a canvas in which `spiders make movies out of my eyes / and paint my rib bones with half grown flowers.’  Such marvelous worlds await us on every page.”                                                Doug Flaherty – Editor of Wolf Angel Press

“Brian Brogan’s words come spinning to us from new galaxies.”                                       Sarah Patton – Author of The Joy of Old Horses

“Brogan’s work generates a matrix of  tight ironies, a sensitive multisensual surrealism that delivers its shocks gently, teasingly, usually suggesting a counterpoint of hope for the insistent paradox of the human condition in songs, that, as he says, `scatter like ponies in the rain'”                                                                                                                                                 Antony Oldknow – Author of “Quintinshill”

“The Hailing Light of Bees is poetry of delicate surreal disjunction whose gaps teem with eloquent suggestion of the undercurrents of other lives”                                                       Cheryll Powell Hendershot – Co-Editor of Blackwater