The Poetry King, is a thematic collection of poems whereby the author swears, “…were handed to him from somewhere atop Mount Helicon” (even though he has never been there). Nonetheless, Schop’s words come from his heart and soul if not directly from the Heliconian muses themselves.
The work explores and meditates on the human notions of creativity and love in a playful typeset format that celebrates books in English from the early 1600s, more specifically Shakespeare’s sonnets and first folio.
Avery Peerson climbs to the top of a mountain and attempts the unthinkable: to quiet the king of poetry.
This rude interruption of the ultimate invocation fortuitously enacts a play of poems that reveals the true nature of love and a poet’s many loves and inspirations. Both ephemeral and eternal yet in constant change, love lives within this poetic paradoxical juxtaposition.
All are welcome here. Come along with muses and goddesses and listen every person!
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