Poetry. Like the first collection, Waldman opens with a preview poem, and then he starts in with a list, one titled "Trump, By the Book" with the opening lines: "Challenges what a common thesaurus can do: lamebrained, schizo, preposterous,bugged out, imbecilic, dense, ludicrous,one and only trumpus dinosaurus,"Waldman follows that with a dream poem in the president's voice.This format continues throughout the two main sections of the book: after each commentary there's an italicized dream poem in Donald Trump's voice. Toward the end, there's "Donald Trump, Dream #32" which begins:"A big stage, me with Batman, Superman, Popeye, and a trim Miss America.That was Candy from South Carolina.Batman called me a real American,said I was more potent than Superman.Candy called me Mr. America,said I should move to South Carolina."TRUMP SONNETS, VOLUME 2 is sad, disquieting, angry, smart, hopeful, and often very, very funny. It's an apt follow-up to TRUMP SONNETS, VOLUME 1.
Ken Waldman combines Appalachian-style string-band music, original poetry, and smart storytelling for a performance uniquely his. He is the author of seventeen books including fourteen full-length poetry collections. His recent works include TRUMP SONNETS published by Ridgeway Press in 7 volumes. He also has nine CDs. Since 1995, he's been a full-time touring artist, appearing at the widest range of venues for the widest range of audiences, from the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage to the Dodge Poetry Festival to the Woodford Folk Festival in Queensland, Australia.Author City: ANCHORAGE, AK USA