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Paperback: 138 pages
Publisher: Spuyten Duyvil Publishing (August 18, 2014)
Reviewed by g emil reutter
Recently on NPR, Juan Vidal, said, “For centuries, poets were the mouthpieces railing loudly against injustice. They gave voice to the hardships and evils facing people everywhere. From Langston Hughes to Jack Kerouac and Federico García Lorca — so many — verse once served as a vehicle for expressing social and political dissent. There was fervor, there was anger. And it was embraced: See, there was a time when the poetry of the day carried with it the power of newspapers and radio programs. It was effective, even as it was overtly political. What has happened?”
Well, Juan, they are out here hanging on the fringes, writing poems against what they perceive to be injustice, hardships and evils facing people everywhere. One such poet is Rob Cook. The Undermining of the Democratic Club is slated for release in August by Spuyten Duyvil Publishing.
Cook’s finely crafted poems rage against injustice providing his voice to hardships and evils facing people everywhere while railing against the American lie. These poems will not leave you in neutral territory. You will either embrace Cook’s view of the world or you will strongly disagree with Cook. There is no room for moderation, there is no gray twilight for Cook.
You can check out the book here: http://www.spuytenduyvil.net/the-undermining-of-the-democratic-club.html.
-g emil reutter lives and writes in the Fox Chase neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pa. (USA). https://gereutter.wordpress.com/
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Here is the link to the podcast of Yolanda Wishers show with Poet Mel Brakes reading of “Obama Man” http://umuvme.mypodcast.com/2010/01/featured_poet_mel_brake-277173.html