Poetry. Late 2016, immediately after the U.S. Presidential election, Ken Waldman wrote TRUMP SONNETS, VOLUME 1, subtitled THE FIRST 50 DAYS. Veteran poet and critic Grace Cavalieri, wrote: "Good thing we have the First Amendment or this Dude would be an ex-pat. Funny and smart though." The collection quickly went through an initial printing as Waldman wrote a sequel, subtitled 33 COMMENTARIES, 33 DREAMS. Then Waldman wrote TRUMP SONNETS, VOLUME 3, subtitled THE INTERNATIONAL EDITION, with poems from the perspective of 72 countries. Now, Waldman has written the fourth in the series, subtitled THE SHRUNKEN SOUL EDITION. This new collection begins at midnight, and proceeds to give Donald Trump's soul a voice on the hour for every hour in a single day, and then beyond. Interspersed are poems in the voices of those in Trump's immediate orbit, from three of his children, to his wife, to Mitch McConnell and Michael Pence, to Kellyanne Conway and George Conway. Like the prior books, the poems range from the bitter to the bitterly funny. In conjunction with this newest book, Waldman has developed a stage show: Trump Sonnets or: How I've Taken on Donald Trump (and Won). This latest book is proof that Ken Waldman, and his publisher, Ridgeway Press, are winning.
Ken Waldman has drawn on his 36 years as an Alaska resident to produce poems, stories, and fiddle tunes that combine into a performance uniquely his. Nineteen books consist of sixteen full-length poetry collections, a memoir, a creative writing manual, and a children's book. Nine CDs include over a hundred original compositions. Since 1995 he's toured full-time, appearing at a wide range of venues for a wide range of audiences, from the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, to the Dodge Poetry Festival, to the Woodford Folk Festival (Queensland, Australia), to leading concert series and colleges across North America. Author City: ANCHORAGE, AK USA