Two Poets in One Evening

Wendy Brown-Baez and Tim Brennan read from their new poetry Wednesday, September 16, at 7:30pm, at Magers & Quinn.

Wendy Brown-Baez, author of Ceremonies of the Spirit, is renowned for her signature style as a performance poet; she takes you into her vibrant, colorful world with sensual imagery, elegant rhythms and poignant stories. Ceremonies of the Spirit is a collection of love poems that travel a spiral from infatuation to transformation, from grief to consecration. Ceremonies has been called “gorgeous”, “exquisite”, “flirty”, and “joyous work that should be celebrated. …engrossing, vibrant, honest, theatrical, mystical, lyrical, poignant, passionate, expressive, ceremonial, heart-achieving, soul-renewing…”

Tim J Brennan writes from southeastern Minnesota. As well as being a published poet, he is well-known as a playwright. His poetry has appeared in literary journals such as Whispering Shade, Main Channel Voices, Green Blade, and RiverWalk Journal. His poem “Hewn” took first place in the 2009 edition of The Talking Stick and he won a 2005 Whatlight monthly poetry contests on His short plays which have been produced in six states, most recently Chicago and NYC. Tim is a husband, a dad, and a golfer. On the side, he’s been a teacher for twenty-seven years.