The End of the Road

Matt Brennan ’77, Kelsay Books, December 2023

Brennan’s latest volume of poetry takes his distinctive style of lyric realism to another level; critics say it “is not a collection of individual poems so much as an episodic autobiography, a Wordsworthian recollection of his life from his Midwestern Catholic boyhood to his mature years of study, writing, and travel.” Brennan has won the Thomas Merton Prize for Poetry of the Sacred and the Theodore Dreiser Award. He taught literature and poetry writing at Indiana State University from 1985 until his retirement in 2017.