“This lightning-in-a-bottle experiment doesn’t translate into mournful statements, nor into intangible bitterness, but it accurately runs away from honeyed paraphrases of pain, spiraling through undiluted imagery and human possibilities – like those demons we daily flirt with, when we pay close attention to our third eye.”
“This is a work that rejuvenates the depleted, those demons feeding on you and haunting you…yeah, you’re riding the demons but don’t forget rider…you’re the one who can tame them and if they can feed off you, take the energy back that cannot be created nor destroyed.
From Amazon reviews:
“I came across this book because I know the author and I’ve read his previous collections. Many of the themes of this new anthology are topics that got exacerbated by the pandemic, but that were always the heart of Aldo’s poetry: breakages, despair, living in hope in a shattered world and envisioning alternative realms of cuddling and personal research. The vulnerability here narrated commingles aggro statements against the hatred and the ‘isms’ preaching how to live whilst spreading abuse and fear and the invincible hope shrouded in the beauty all around us. It’s a powerful book. Really enjoyed it!”
“Having read his previous books, I found this new collection of poems even more deepened into the author’s anguish and concerns. His imagery is profoundly inspired and at times pretty awkward, even when he veers away from grammar rules and opts for prosasic text. His guttural poetry is certainly not for everyone, but if you like esoteric thoughts rendered through a romantic lens this is a necessary book to have on your shelf.”
“This new book by Aldo asks big questions about life and death, and whatever falls in between. It truly represents what we’ve been through in these years of Covid-19, holding onto our carnal instincts and hope, visions and laziness. As an emerging poet, his style is very recognizable and I found many similarities with his previous collection ‘Japanese Tosa’. There is a dark subtext that rubs shoulders with a quirky sense of humour and some hopeless romanticism. Highly recommended.”
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