Brendan Cleary

originally from Northern Ireland, Brendan spent a number of years in the North east before moving to Brighton where he lives & works as a poetry tutor.

we are pleased to have been able to reprint Brendan’s selected poems goin’down slow which is now available via our books page.

we are also working with Brendan on a new project with a sequence of poems inspired by the photographer Eadweard Muybridge. The book will feature Muybridge’s photography & will be available in December 2018.


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goin’ down slow brings together Brendan Cleary’s poetry published over 25 years. His previous collections include The Irish Card and Sacrilege (Bloodaxe) Stranger in the House (Wrecking Ball Press) and weightless & some turbulent weather (tall-lighthouse).

£12 ISBN 978 1 904551 79 9

Some of us stay home & write tame poems about wild things, Brendan Cleary gets out there & captures wild ones & brings them home alive.     Hugo Williams

Brendan Cleary’s poetry creates a modern blues.    Roddy Lumsden

Just read them for yourself and listen.    Martin Mooney

Brendan Cleary might be goin’ down slow but he’s certainly making the most of the descent…    Poetry Book Society