Modern Madness: Rhymes Against Humanity is a bold and fiery introduction to Ross Adamson’s compelling brand of contemporary rhyming poetry.
Sharp and streetwise, rhythmic and rousing, fearless and wise; this storming debut collection is both a masterwork of powerful, poignant verse and a timely, trenchant indictment of early 21st century society.
Humankind has lost its way and modern life is absurd, alienating and increasingly unfair. Madness, in every sense of the word, pervades Western culture and shows no sign of abating. Penned in these uncertain times, the poems of Modern Madness take no prisoners and buzz with cynical wit, lyrical charm and righteous rage.
Adamson is insightful, expressive and thoroughly engaging as he waxes poetic on emotive themes such as religion, terrorism, conservatism, oppression, social media, the Establishment, animal rights, class warfare, political corruption, corporate greed, rampant consumerism and the burgeoning cult of ego.
Modern Madness is topical poetry at its piquant, polemical best. It’ll make you think, smile, doubt, glower, tap your foot and shake your fist. The revolution starts here.
Ross Adamson is an eloquent poet, an intrepid artist and a passionate activist. He grew up in South London and now calls the enchanting Isle of Wight home. Full bio at ross-adamson.com/about