The Works of Brendan McBreen

Brendan McBreen is a poet and workshop facilitator with Striped Water Poets in Auburn Washington. He is a humorist, a haiku writer, a student of Zen and Taoist philosophy and psychology, a collage artist, a sometimes cartoonist, a Gemini, and an event coordinator with the Auburn Days festival in August. He is a former coordinator of the August Poetry Postcard Fest and in 2009 was awarded a residency at the Whiteley Center in Friday Harbor. Brendan has featured at various local venues and is published in many journals including Raven ChroniclesBellowing ArkCrab Creek Reviewbottle rocketsLeading EdgeOrigami Condom, in the anthology In Tahoma’s Shadow, and in the U.K. journal The Delinquent.

All Poems 
© Brendan McBreen

I’ve never been told

to go fly a kite


I have been told

to go play

on the freeway


I’d prefer

a kite


like fishing


for god


try to reel




show him off


lacquered on the wall


I once caught a god

(      this big!      )


but he got away


the line broke


while I was dodging


Van Allen Belt


planets sing

to each other




Humpback whale song


water music


the sound

of fire wind



water magnet


is it any wonder

for humans

who think ourselves planets

that music

is in our blood?