Ross Adamson is a fiery modern poet, a provocative artist and an ardent activist. Best known for his emphatic rhythmical rhyming poetry, he is no stranger to thought-provoking and politically charged topics. Both a sceptic and a pragmatist, much of his creativity is underpinned by progressive instincts, humanist values 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 this anthology in his Online Poetry Collection.

Full bio here.

Modern Madness: Rhymes Against Humanity poetry book by Ross Adamson

Modern Madness

Rhymes Against Humanity

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 editions, Modern Madness is a spirited and searching 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 selected poems from Adamson's latest book, and yet-to-be-published rhyming verse on a wide range of topics.

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

Featured Online Poems

The One Percent

Just one percent of people
Own half of global wealth.
They keep their fortunes tucked away
With tax-evading stealth ...


Writings, news and poetic titbits


Poems inspired by the news and current affairs ...


Graphic poems blending art and photography with poetry ...


Twittery micropoems in 280 characters or fewer ...