Short Verses & Other Curses



About the Book

Kurt Brindley began writing haiku in 2012 as a therapeutic effort when finding himself in the midst of an illness. He continues to write them even as he now finds himself in the midst of wellness – their therapy for him being more calmative now than curative.

Kurt discovers truth and meaning in the concepts of “no mind,” “living in the now,” “non-attachment,” and “the angst of existence” as found in the practices and philosophies and Zazen, Stoicism, and Existentialism. He admires greatly the concepts taught by the late Dr. Wayne Dyer.

You may notice these conceptual influences laced throughout this collection.

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Reader Reviews

Writing is a personal thing. As a writer, we see the world through our own eyes; as a reader we interpret the writing in similar fashion. And this work from Kurt Brindley is very personal. By that, I mean honest. It’s a collection of beautiful poetry, photos and observations upon the human condition and life’s complexities. We are all the sum of our parts, and this work is truly that. It’s wonderful to be able to take a glimpse, share a personal moment, connect to the spark of humanity that relates us all to one another; Short Verses & Other Curses allows all of this, and the author gives us a rounded view of his world, informed by his own experience of the life journey…

– Robyn Elliot, Author of Through A Glass Brightly


Self-made and/or naturally insight-endowed, Kurt Brindley has the soul of a poet; further, he has the soul of a warrior poet…

– Paul Xylinides of the


Hauntingly beautiful. Brindley is able to evoke deep, thoughtful and often aching emotion in just a few lines. His writing took me by surprise.

– Anonymous Review