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We’re pleased to announce pre-publication of Amp the Airy Void. This is a new book by poetry’s premiere prankster, Kelsey Wilder. Mr. Wilder is the inventor of a musical, grainy style he calls Dreamlike American Writing (DAW).
George Grosz - Kelsey Wilder
George Grosz zeroed in.
Into human folly, grasping zeitgeist by its throat.
Poignantly he took apart convention and conformity.
Nailing its reality, a civilization in decline.
Pointing out pointlessness,
the horrors and the murderous evils of an ugly age.
Grosz a peerless visionary, peeling back its veils exposed
the underpinnings of corruption.
Effortlessly shedding light
on that milieus grim chokehold,
Grosz, unequaled social critic presciently foretold.
In my heart of hearts, I am outraged much like him;
marred each day by social failures
without and within.
Above illustration by George Grosz, originally done in 1932
for Bertolt Brecht’s children’s book, The Three Soldiers
-Poetic text and audio above- copyright 2016 by Kelsey Wilder