Yes, it’s cranky poetry, with a few shots at millennials– they can take it– but it’s also great poetry containing energy and rhythm, a delight in using words spouting them shouting them no matter who it enlightens or infuriates, which is what poetry has always been about. Not polite, you say? Impoliteness a small price to pay for passionate language. Read these words–Two Poems by Mather Schneider— and hear them echoing in your head.
For a shadow-being, it’s bizarre how you know everything about everything
to social media’s lower orders smirking behind that sweet ironic Draconian curtain
(By the way, Mather has an Op Ed– opinion column– about poetry inLiterary Fan Magazine. Have you read it? Don’t miss out!)