5.5″ x 8.5″ | 74 pages | ISBN: 978-0692487754
The War on Unicorns
by Brian James Dawson
The War on Unicorns is a series of intriguing and poetic snapshots exploring human life. Consisting of 40 unique pieces, Dawson explores the corruption of humanity, the ironic yet sentimentality of life, and the foundations and breakdowns of relationship. He focuses on the celebration, the expectation, the transition of time and each passing moment that occupies that space. But within that moment lies the clarity and desperation that Dawson communicates, the essence of trying to live a meaningful life by capturing these moments. Ultimately, he is asking us to take a long, hard look at adult life and what it makes us give up and forget.
Brian James Dawson has never liked writing anything in the third person. He lives in Livermore, California. He roots for the San Francisco Giants and enjoys cleaning up after his partner/editor/wife and two daughters. He is trying to find reasons to leave the house. He likes routine. He obsesses over weird things. His work has appeared in Poesy, Denver Syntax, Shampoo, Pretty Owl Poetry, Metazen, and Electric Cereal.
Poems from The War on Unicorns:
Two Poems @ The California Journal of Poetics
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