About the Book
Wooden Horses is about the juxtaposition of family and work, love and society. Brogan’s words express uncertainty yet intense love for his new son, family and people in his life. Experiencing the realities of life are far less pleasing than what one might read in a fairytale. Brogan highlights these incongruities with at times naive, poetic forms that ring with subtle, yet relatable detail. We all must navigate the sometimes complicated waters of relationships and family, but were there is struggle, there is truth. Brogan’s words will haunt the reader with familiar ghosts and inspire a fresh understanding.
John Brogan is involved in and supports renewable energy. He is a hobby musician and avowed bibliophile. Brogan and his fiance, Leah, have recently welcomed their first son, Victor Mackenzie, into the world. These experiences have encouraged fresh insights as he moonlights writing poetry, his favorite occupation, at his home in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. John is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, where he earned a B.A. in Cognitive Science.