Poetry. Poems in the manner of a religious waffler. Poems suggesting it's stupid to hate gay people. Poems in the manner of a poet transforming experience into first and third person accounts, which is to say, poems in the manner of poetry. Not to mention "Poem in the Manner of a Beatnik Hipster Psychobabbler Writing an Introductory Essay to a Newly Published Book of My Poems." And an actual introductory essay, written by Henn's former high school student and current editor of The Quirk, Kaveh Akbar. UNACKNOWLEDGED LEGISLATIONS has something for everyone and/or someone every someone knows. Buy it for your secretly countercultural but practically mundane, middle class a) relatives b) mentors c) friends. They'll like it if they're in favor of a) not being an asshole b) being an asshole c) laughter. Proceed with reckless caution.
Steve Henn fancies himself a Theist of sorts, but all in all he's pretty sick of people trying to tell other people what they should believe in. He believes not only in what Graham Greene called "the probable existence of something we call God," but also in beermaking as an art form, in the therapeutic benefits of smooching, and in the power of poetry to say powerful things most people pay no attention to. And in assonance, and alliteration. He loves his kids, and he promises never to become an "educational consultant." He is the author of the poetry collections AND GOD SAID: LET THERE BE EVOLUTION! (NYQ Books, 2012) and UNACKNOWLEDGED LEGISLATIONS (NYQ Books, 2011).Author City: WARSAW, IN USA