SANTA ROSA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/authors?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#authorslt;/agt;–Not
Your Average Sonnet gives an acutely modern voice to the
classically romantic art form. “This book brings sonnets into the new
millennium from an appreciation of the past, but with an evocative
twist,” states poet Jason Scott Brendel (JSB).
The author takes on modern-day life with hilarious critiques on the
ridiculous nature of humanity. Not Your Average Sonnet, on Amazon,
looks to pave a new path in the poetry world, bringing the most serious
poetry lovers, and those new to verse, together — all for a good laugh.
JSB is part of the current, national, renewed interest in poetry: Poetry
Is Making a Big Comeback in the U.S., Survey Results Reveal. His
inspiration for the book began with a poem about one-ply toilet paper,
“And to think you only gave me one piece/ as if that was enough to clean
my crease.” The collection gradually expanded over two years to include
poems ranging from the sublime and ridiculous, to serious pieces about
love and raising a child. Brendel highlights everything from going
gluten-free (“beneath the yeast, a silent killer creeps”) to tyrannical
roundabouts (“A man can’t rule what the roundabout allows/ for
roundabout rules are roundabout bound”).
Meticulously-crafted sonnets, coupled with laugh-out-loud humor, will
captivate an adult audience eager for comic relief. From the provocative
intro: “We have our routines, our struggles, our pain, which at times
can weigh us down, but if we take a moment to recognize how insane it
is…we can step back for a moment and just laugh.”
You can hear Brendel discuss and satirize more of American life in his
podcast, “The Treason Show,” available on iTunes, or see him at open
mics around the Bay Area. Access his
blog, Instagram @jasonbrendel, or Patreon.
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Not Your Average Sonnet
84 pages, 6 x 9
Jason Scott Brendel
C. J. Puffer