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 question the increasingly surreal status quo, confront the corrupt and self-serving powers that be, and muse on the madness that runs deep in modern society.
These poems examine the prevailing cultural norms of superficiality, egotism and excess. They criticise short-sighted and prejudicial 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 were 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 things to make ends meet. But the desire to craft and share my poetry always rekindled before long.