Brendan Ogg

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Brendan Ogg grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland and graduated from Albert Einstein High School in 2007. He was majoring in English at the University of Michigan when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor during his sophomore year. Brendan drew upon his lifelong love of reading and writing to deal with his illness. A collection of his poems was accepted for publication just before Brendan passed away on February 24, 2010 at the age of 20. The poetry in Brendan’s book, Summer Becomes Absurd, includes works from before, during and after his diagnosis. It is available through Finishing Line Press. [[1]]

For more information on the life, legacy and poetry of Brendan, please check out these links:

Takoma Park Third Thursday Poetry Series 02/16/2012 The Poetry of Brendan Ogg, Hosted by Michael Dirda [[2]] Words as Legacy, a collaborative art project inspired by Brendan’s work. [[3]]

written by Jackie Ogg April 2014

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