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.