Let's talk poetry for a second. I like it. Yes, I like pulling out a poem or two that can make me feel like grabbing a pen or pencil to help me delineate new and interesting ideas. Having said that, Broetry was filled with the types of poetry that rather than write all over it, I would snort aloud and then take it to share with someone. These poems beg to be read and then shared with someone.
Review: Brian McGackin's short poetry compilation Boetry is a funny take on being a "Bro" and all that entails from a cheeky, occasional mock up of previous classical poems to funny new dedications/observations on popular culture and young adulthood. The mix of college drama, popular superheroes, and single-guy angst was pretty funny to read and had me sharing them with some of the guys I work with. Having said that, I don't think you have to be a single guy to enjoy these poems; they are light-hearted and funny and can be enjoyed by anyone with a sense of humor about contemporary society.
This little book of poetry is very much a satirical look at young adulthood and popular culture. Yes, there is some strong language and references to drinking, but it's a Bro's view on his life! For the audience and purpose in the poetry, I got a good laugh and think a few of my coworkers have picked up their own copy as well. I really enjoyed this little collection of poems and can pretty much open it up at any time and get a good chuckle. Besides, who said poetry had to be serious and philosophical all the time? Where would we be without a good satire to highlight things in our society we don't always readily recognize. Check it out!
*FTC Disclosure: This review was based on a review copy sent from the publisher.