Publishing Genius Press (March 2018)
Strange Children is an emotional reckoning of medical trauma, marriage, family, loss, and adoption. In simple, direct language, the poems here are honest, hard, and hopeful as they explore the “loss of what we never had / but dreamt of—not allowed to dream / of that life any longer.” These are poems you can feel.
Cabin Fever / Fossil Record
Flying Guillotine Press (2014), hand-sewn do-si-do chapbook with Japanese stab binding. Sold out.
“Modeled after Eugene Leroy’s layered paintings, these poems assemble and dissemble themselves right before the reader’s eyes. This is an exciting form that complicates the content of what we say and what lies just below the surface of our intent and meaning.” – Jen Fitzgerald, New Books in Poetry
“These poems are an accumulation and an erasure, it’s a mystery and a maze with the key built into its guts…The form of these pieces really works to amplify and distort the content. It’s hard to capture just what the poems do, so you might well have to grab a copy and see for yourself. Just know that it’s something that can alter the way you are in the world in the way that good things do.” – Tony Mancus
Horse Less Press (2014), hand sewn. Sold out.
“For being such a small book, the Leroy Sequence is a powerful effort. A mixture of erasure, the lyrical, and the political, Dan Brady’s chapbook is one of the best I’ve read this year because it’s intrinsically inviting, without sacrificing complexity. He reaches for the reader while maintaining the integrity of his own creative ambitions. Many poets struggle to do that. Not this one.” – John Ebersole, Little Reviews for Busy People