Ross Adamson is a fiery modern poet, a provocative artist and a passionate activist. Best known for his rhythmical rhyming poetry, he is no stranger to thought-provoking and politically charged topics. As a sceptic, an egalitarian and a pragmatist, much of his creativity is underpinned by humanist values, progressive instincts and environmentalist ethics.

His work explores societal ills and global unrest ...freedom and privacy ...atheism and religion ...inequality and social justice ...nature and the environment and friendship ...anxiety and depression ...human rights and civil liberty ...politics and current affairs ...war and terrorism ...pretension and snobbery ...class war and elitism and technology ...intolerance and prejudice ...anger and aggression ...animal rights and welfare ...tyranny and oppression ...shallowness and falsity ...egomania and arrogance ...rebellion and activism ...illness and personal struggle ...greed and selfishness ...nonsense and absurdity ...poverty and homelessness ...the Internet and web culture...alienation and disaffection ...alcohol and substance abuse ...ethics and morality ...pain and suffering ...loss and grief ...

Adamson's latest poetry book, Modern Madness is available in paperback and ebook. You can also read selected poems from Modern Madness in his Online Poetry Collection.

Modern Madness: Rhymes Against Humanity, the debut poetry book by Ross Adamson

Modern Madness

Rhymes Against Humanity

The latest poetry book by Ross Adamson

Humankind has lost its way and modern life is absurd, alienating and increasingly unfair. Madness, in every sense of the word, has pervaded early 21st century society and shown no sign of abating.

Penned in the age of Trump, Brexit, surveillance capitalism and Twitter hatefests, this storming debut collection of sharp and streetwise rhyming poetry takes no prisoners and buzzes with cynical wit, lyrical charm and righteous rage.

Adamson eloquently waxes poetical on emotive topics such as atheism, inequality, disaffection, intolerance, superficiality, political failing, social media toxicity, rampant consumerism and the vapid cult of celebrity.

Available now in paperback and ebook, Modern Madness is a searching and spirited contemporary poetry collection that captivates from the first poem to the last.

Online Poetry Collection

Original rhymes, right here, right now

An evolving assemblage of engaging contemporary poetry including brand new poems, selected works from Adamson's latest book and stimulating rhyming verse on a wide range of themes.

Read any two full poems for free, then get an Online Poetry Pass to access the entire collection. Thank you for your support.

Featured Online Poems

Web Pest

How nice of you to publish
Your thoughts on everything.
Such well-informed opinions –
A wit and wisdom spring! ...


Writings, news and poetic titbits


Poems inspired by the news and current affairs ...


Illustrated poems blending poetry with art and photos ...


Twittery micropoems in 280 characters or fewer ...