Strange Theater (Paperback)
NYQ Books, 9781630450083, 108pp.
Publication Date: February 3, 2015
Poetry. John Amen's STRANGE THEATER takes the reader on a multifaceted journey, each poem a puzzle piece in a mysterious drama, a view onto a stage where dialogues and narratives shuffle and rotate, where characters improvise insights that blur the boundary between horror and the absurd. Offering a unique vision of contemporary life, Amen is a Virgil of sorts, navigating the unknown, plumbing the conscious and unconscious alike. Replete with compelling imagery and frequently shocking proclamations, strange theater imprints itself on the psyche, Amen's voice continuing to resound long after the final poem is read.