Brian Canever
Writer of true and imagined stories

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May
05
Write Your Own Mother's Day Cards

Write Your Own Mother's Day Cards

Don't rely on impersonal Hallmark cards to tell someone you care about them.
2 min read
May
01
Two Micro Poems

Two Micro Poems

Observations made during a drive through Alabama to the Florida panhandle.
Apr
28
Dollywood

Dollywood

A poem about my first visit to Dollywood with my wife.
1 min read
Apr
27
The Time We Waste Not Creating

The Time We Waste Not Creating

Choose to create—not for a client, a business, an audience—but because it's what you were made to do.
2 min read
Apr
25
How I Write: Kiss You Boldly

How I Write: Kiss You Boldly

A breakdown of how I wrote a love poem for my wife when we were first dating.
4 min read
Apr
25
Kiss You Boldly

Kiss You Boldly

My paintbrushes are harmonies and stanzas moving gently across blank canvases dripping words, bright colors, painting all the ways I
1 min read
Apr
09
Has Anyone Ever Told You

Has Anyone Ever Told You

That you look a lot like the balding man on the back cover of that book Lucy posted about on
1 min read
Dec
04
Can My 9-Month Old American Daughter Love Everton?

Can My 9-Month Old American Daughter Love Everton?

It wasn’t quite déjà vu or nostalgia, but as we sat there watching as Everton Ladies defeated Liverpool 1–
1 min read
Oct
15
Inheriting a Love for the Outdoors

Inheriting a Love for the Outdoors

I was 7 years old the first time I watched my dad clean a catfish. We were in the kitchen
1 min read
Aug
13
Discovering Peace on the River

Discovering Peace on the River

My dad told the story again in late June in Jonathan’s workshop, with saltwater, spin, and fly rods hanging
1 min read