THESE POEMS STOLE YOUR LUNCH MONEY
These Poems Stole Your Lunch money is a split poetry chapbook by British poet John D Robinson and American poet Bradley Mason Hamlin. Despite being separated by an ocean, these two writers are cut from the same cloth. The experiences captured in these poems are matter of fact, shameless portraits of modern life in the underbelly of society. A society that would sooner sweep its flaws under the carpet than celebrate them in the way you see here. These poems will not shy away from painful truths, these poems will not go quietly into the night, these poems will spit, and claw, and punch. These poems will steal your lunch money...
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A FACE NOW RENDERED INDESCRIBABLE
A Face Now Rendered Indescribable is a poetry chapbook by South African (via York, England) poet Marc Brüseke, published in 2017 by his own press, Analog Submission. Before I even get to the poetry I will say that this is a beautiful looking chapbook. I will always have a soft spot for risograph printed material. There is just something so raw, and beautiful, and earthy about the way it feels. But enough about my weird paper and ink fetish... the poetry itself is also right up my alley; Tales of drunken debauchery, of fucking up and not learning your lesson. My wheelhouse entirely. The face may be rendered indescribable, but the poetry certainly isn't. Marc has a very distilled, minimalist style. No words wasted and no long, rambling stanzas. This chapbook left me wanting to seek out much more of Marc's work, and I look forward to getting stuck in to the rest of his Analog Submission titles. Get a copy for yourself right here.