After what feels like a mad, million year mission, I’m pleased to announce that my first poetry book has finally been published.
Modern Madness: Rhymes Against Humanity is a bold and fiery collection of contemporary poems that examine our increasingly surreal status quo, confront the corrupt and self-serving powers that be, and muse on the madness running deep in modern society.
These poems question prevailing cultural norms of superficiality, egotism and excess. They criticise prejudicial and short-sighted right-wing politics. They denounce organised religion and the unhinged extremism it engenders.
In the rhymes of Modern Madness, I speak my mind about the evils of unrestrained consumerism and its catastrophic effect on our only planet. I write about imminent and grievous threats to privacy and liberty. And I deride the technological advancements that oppress us and brainwash the masses into gormless obedience.
My creative journey to this point has been anything but plain sailing: there have been obstacles galore, financial crises, tech failures and health meltdowns. The book was derailed when I lost heart, and postponed when I had to work on other projects to make ends meet. But the desire to craft and share my poetry always rekindled before long.
And if you have read Modern Madness, I'd love to know what you think, so please get in touch on Twitter or via my Facebook Page, or contact me to leave a short review. I look forward to hearing from you.