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"Delving deep into the psyche of the brash and the desperate."

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  • ASIN: ‎ B0B4S8657Z
  • Publisher: ‎ Independently published (June 26, 2022)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Paperback: ‎ 160 pages
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 979-8836634667
  • Genre: American Poetry

The BookViral Review:

In ‘Sit down and have a beer again’, Greg Wyss opens the door into his weird and wonderful mind where nothing is taboo. If you are looking for the naked truth about love, lust, religion and politics, this anthology is for you. Although penned in the 70’s and reflective of its idiosyncrasies, these poems are timeless in their accuracy and perceptions of human nature, delving deep into the psyche of the brash and the desperate.

Mirroring thoughts you will never vocalise and dreams you are too ashamed to utter-‘Poem to my first wife’ being the perfect example-Wyss gets to the nitty-gritty of life in smart allegorical language and unfiltered observations, taking you from a wry smile to belly laugh as you move from one poem to the next, but with an overarching sense that in some way you have been taught a lesson. Nevertheless, Wyss does not deal in veiled metaphors, his writing is raw and visceral, tapping into life at its most authentic, cutting through the casual veneer of everyday living.

Touching on the ridiculousness of generational belief, Wyss cuts to the chase with his insightful scrutiny, exposing accepted notions of modern-day society as a thinly veiled mechanism to control and subdue the masses. His perceptive musings on relationships could be seen as pessimistic but somehow you find yourself nodding along, knowing exactly where he is coming from.

Displaying an understanding of great verse, often the title of Wyss’ prose belies the content right until the last stanza, where he neatly brings his musings to an intelligent conclusion as he leads his reader to their destination. This is not a book of neat and orderly poetry; rather, the construction echoes the content, a messy but marvellous hotch-potch of acutely accurate reflections.

Powerful, poignant and a pleasure to read Sit Down and Have Beer Again is unreservedly recommended!

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