Out of the Dark is the debut work of Brian Crockett. This collection is a rich exploration of the search for meaning while being beset by hopelessness and paralysis. It is full of powerful, evocative imagery that pulls no punches but also leaves room for the imagination to wander and is deeply contemplative. Mr. Crockett's particular style will leave readers coming back for more, to revisit these poems again, and take their own personal journey further still. The exploration begins in a morose place and leads the reader on a journey for significance through relationships, sexuality, substance use, depression, anxiety and despair into a place of wholeness, healing and a profoundly simple but potent spirituality. Out of the Dark makes good on its title.