Broetry

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As contemporary poets sing the glories of birds, birch trees, and menstruation, regular guys are left scratching their heads. Who can speak for Everyman? Who will articulate his love for Xbox 360, for Mama Celeste’s frozen pizza, for the cinematic oeuvre of Bruce Willis? 

Enter Broetry—a stunning debut from a dazzling new literary voice. “Broet Laureate” Brian McGackin goes where no poet has gone before—to Star Wars conventions, to frat parties, to video game tournaments, ...

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Overview

As contemporary poets sing the glories of birds, birch trees, and menstruation, regular guys are left scratching their heads. Who can speak for Everyman? Who will articulate his love for Xbox 360, for Mama Celeste’s frozen pizza, for the cinematic oeuvre of Bruce Willis? 

Enter Broetry—a stunning debut from a dazzling new literary voice. “Broet Laureate” Brian McGackin goes where no poet has gone before—to Star Wars conventions, to frat parties, to video game tournaments, and beyond. With poems like “Ode to That Girl I Dated for, Like, Two Months Sophomore Year” and “My Friends Who Don’t Have Student Loans,” we follow the Bro from his high school graduation and college experience through a “quarter-life crisis” and beyond.

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“Broetry provides poetic meanderings for the everydude.”—Time.com

Chosen as one of the Best Covers of 2011 by The Huffington Post

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594745171
  • Publisher: Quirk Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/5/2011
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 317,799
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 5.14 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian McGackin has degrees from Emerson College and the University of Southern California. He lives in Los Angeles. This is his first book.

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  • Posted June 10, 2012

    Enjoyed it!

    Broetry is a funny and engaging book of poetry that take on contemporary manly topics, from the perils of Craigslist, an “Ode to Taylor Swift,” and both Star Trek and Star Wars. The poems are often funny, clever, and generally express sympathy for what your English professor referred to as “the human condition.” The poems are divided up by headings which reflect the range of concerns common to young men/”bros” everywhere: High School to Hangovers, Sophomoronic, Girls, Girls, Graduation, Extreme Poverty Is The New Poverty, and Twenty-Five to Life. As such, it would make an excellent gift for any unsure young men in your life, especially those who majored somewhere in the liberal arts. Given its light touch, easy readability, and delightful commentary on contemporary living, Broetry may be the only poetry book I’ve actually read cover-to-cover, but I also appreciated that it helped me feel like I’m not the only one still trying to figure out life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2011

    Hilarious!

    Funny, but the "broems" are really smart, too.

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