The Lost Poet of Woodlawn: by S. Sullivan (Hardcover)

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Welcome to a Universe Where Poetic Liberty Reigns Supreme.

We've left the bounds of our own world to enter the ether that brings us to the epic tale of a poet living in the future. Not too many people know what the cracks in our uni-verse look like, and yet, this lost poet is one of many (and many of us all) who dares to look into the confines within the gaps between life.

Shane Sullivan of Woodlawn has a plan that surely takes his futuristic utopian society by storm. He's endowed technology with the rights to publish his poems, 'The Hedges', for years to come. Part propaganda and part poetic liberty; but with the help of technology, his poetry unites humans and machines. Yet the poet cannot write on his parchment from the ashes where he has fallen. He is brought back to life by his heroic mother in this whimsical sci-fi fantasy novel.

The Lost Poet of Woodlawn is being called a strange, deep, thoughtful approach to modern poetic storytelling. This fictional found text serves as the author's first published novel. Perhaps time will tell us whether this book will become a classic. While that waits to be determined, for years after this publication, we'll witness this writer's body of work grow to a definable collection of truly creative literary works.

Enter the ether to find:

  • a humorous introduction, where Vain cleverly inserts himself into the back-story, at a safe distance, in the narrative behind finding this relic artifact sent back from a futuristic utopian society,
  • a short, satyr-style playscript,
  • a prologue from Shane's heroic mother,
  • and some illustrations by the author along the way.

The Squire, Shaun Vain, delivers a found text of an epic tale surrounding a future poet's plight through the land of death and back to assist with problems in his own futuristic utopian society. Creepy characters abound, alongside a stoic heroic mother and whimsical creatures with their own moral dilemmas. Every turn of the page in this adventurous tale is equipped with whimsy and delight, yet the gritty nature of reality bleeds through its pages. Enter the ether of musings from technophobia to soul embodiment, as this novel continues to ask the question, How do we know we're really alive at all?

This novel is for anyone who enjoys classic literature and poetry. Although there are plenty of original poems within the text, the book is not entirely a book of poetry, yet the reader does get a sense of what this future poet's verses and rhymes sound like. Though the poet's epigrams appear throughout, it's more of a narrative exploration of what life is like in a future version of Earth where machines must be used to restore the environmental degradation caused by humans. Readers witness the use of technology as a means to reverse environmental degradation from the eyes, ears, and heart of a strange poet. Who better to describe the love of living than a poet? His words ease our machine-minds, for this poet's heart pumps strong with surges of light and laughter.

Machines comprising technology in this futuristic world have promised to fill our minds with pretty language: these cyborgs have been programmed with lyrics by ancient masters, like Plato and Mary Shelley. Fans of classic poetry, Romantic writers, and contemporary authors will find pleasant surprises in the speech from robots in this epic tale about a poet who finds his place among machines.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780578513966
ISBN-10: 057851396X
Publisher: Future Publishing Service
Publication Date: May 15th, 2019
Pages: 240
Language: English