WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

I made this poem for you 😃

I thought I’d share one of the poems that just came out in Misfit Magazine. Just a little wacky wisdom for your Thursday contemplation. Here you go:   Life Instructions … Continue reading

May 19, 2022 · 4 Comments

My first published poem!

Last week I was fortunate enough to see the very first publication of a poem I wrote, in an excellent new journal called The Elevation Review. The zine is a … Continue reading

April 18, 2022 · 6 Comments

Anti-Em

Here’s a robust defense of the ever-useful em-dash. I didn’t even realize the em-dash needed defending, but apparently it’s much derided in some stuffier circles. I aim to use no … Continue reading

April 14, 2022 · 8 Comments

My new novel is available for pre-order!

I’m really pleased this morning to announce that my new novel, The Prospect, is available for pre-order on Amazon. Believe it or not, this title will set you back a … Continue reading

March 14, 2022 · 25 Comments

Will reading go extinct one day?

I’ve been resisting the culture’s adaptation to video from text-based information for a long time now. I’m a writer. Clearly I like to read. Video hits me as a less … Continue reading

February 16, 2022 · 11 Comments

Loitering in the boneyard

Somehow this one eluded me when it came out in 2016. It’s a novel by the Irish writer, Mike McCormack, and it carries the rare distinction of being composed of … Continue reading

December 2, 2021 · 6 Comments

Fiction writers who write poetry? 🤔

I don’t know what’s gotten into me, but, as I mentioned on Twitter the other day, I’ve been—super uncharacteristically—writing some poetry lately. Not sure what prompted me to dive in, … Continue reading

November 12, 2021 · 6 Comments

All my flash fiction in one convenient spot

I’ve added a page to the blog menu on the left sidebar, labeled “Flash fiction.” There you can see the little pieces I’ve been lucky enough to have published (or … Continue reading

October 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

You’ve got to get obsessed and stay obsessed

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I’ve been sending out flash fiction to little online mags for the past year. And I’ve garnered eight acceptances in that time, … Continue reading

October 14, 2021 · 8 Comments

I wouldn’t want tibia

Recently I turned you on to the new horror title by the supremely talented Alex Vorkov. Let me add to your Halloween-season TBR list by recommending the latest thriller by … Continue reading

October 7, 2021 · 4 Comments