Joseph Robert’s latest poem, Memorising The Big Bad, is out in Dead Snakes this week. Call me biased, but there aren’t many poets whose work ‘goes there’ like Joseph’s does! Can you put a full-stop on cynicism? Not in my humble opinion, since I reckon cynicism is honesty and honesty has no boundaries. You go there and you keep on going! Dead Snakes is an online poetry journal well worth a read. The poets deal with honest subject matter, rather than playing it safe with topics that won’t question and won’t explore. Why does honesty make some people feel uncomfortable? Here’s my interpretation:
There’s cynicism and there’s bigotry. Bigotry=denial. Cynicism=truth. Hard truths=hard facts to face. Don’t want to face facts?=denial. Denial= prejudice. Prejudice=limited world view. Limited world view=life is not life. Life is merely ‘existence’!
Interpretation over, no more digressing! Apart from Joseph’s poetry, my other favourite poets on Dead Snakes are Donal Mahoney, Alan Catlin and Jeremiah Walton. 🙂