Modern Madness: Rhymes Against Humanity is a bold and fiery introduction to Ross Adamson’s distinctive and compelling brand of rhythmical rhyming poetry.
Sharp and streetwise, cadent and rousing, fearless and wise; this storming debut collection is both a masterwork of powerful, poignant verse and a timely, trenchant indictment of early 21st century society.
Humankind has lost its way and modern life is absurd, alienating and increasingly unfair. Madness, in every sense of the word, has pervaded Western culture, showing no sign of abating. Penned in these uncertain times, the poems of Modern Madness take no prisoners and buzz with cynical wit, lyrical charm and righteous rage.
Adamson is insightful, eloquent and thoroughly engaging as he skillfully waxes poetical on emotive themes such as religion, terrorism, conservatism, oppression, social media, the Establishment, animal rights, class warfare, political corruption, corporate greed, rampant consumerism and the pervasive cult of ego.
Modern Madness is topical poetry at its piquant, polemic best. It will make you think, smile, doubt, glower, tap your foot and shake your fist. The revolution starts here.
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Sample poem here. Also a list of poems (the contents) with brief synopses.