Tell me, friend: Are you BORED of traditional poetry? Have you grown TIRED of
rhyme, meter, and verse? Do you sometimes FLY into howling rages and
embark upon methamphetamine-fueled, multistate child-disembowelment sprees upon
discovering poetry books on your bookshelf? If so, then listen closely,
because I'm about to share a revolutionary, lifechanging product that
will blow your mind through the top of your skull and into low-earth
orbit where it shall remain until The Great Wild Goddess of Orbital
Decay swats it out of the sky like some cheap Soviet satellite.
What if I told that written poetry was on its way out? What if I told
you you there was another way to enjoy poetry? What if I told you that
instead of READING words arranged on a page, you could rip a poem open,
hollow it out, and wriggle INSIDE of it in order to literally
EXPERIENCE the thoughts and emotions of its author?
If you're like most people, you'll almost certainly respond to these
questions by screaming until your father runs into the room wielding a
fire poker and bellows, "Sweet Christ! How the hell did you get into
our house?! Answer me! ANSWER ME YOU SON OF A BITCH! Cheryl?...CHERYL!
Call the police! There's a goddamn MANIAC in Katie's room! Jesus God,
That, or you'll just ask me to explain what I'm talking about. For simplicity's sake, I'm just gonna go ahead and assume you've asked the latter question so I can get started.