A progression in Haiku, which celebrates absurdity (hai means humor or joke) 99 Poems to Cure Whatever’s Wrong With You or Create the
Problems You Need by Sam Pink is an American Generation Y event. Sam Pink is internationally published, in print and online and has
been translated into multiple languages. He sells artwork from instagram.com/sam_pink_art. He has written seven collections of poetry.
Haiquesque, a guy-centric view of “young man meets planet earth”, outtakes from a day in the life – small vignettes, a series of short tight lines, inane and quirky. Somewhat enigmatic, a little dark, perhaps driven by a certain sorrow, an urban angst the small poems shine. The young man as ingénue writes “in my travels” in comedic form, repeated throughout the work is the line “The cartoon continues.”
“So Much Fun
I walked past a lake
where homeless people
were trying to lure
a squirrel off a tree
by holding out
a potato chip.
Some shit looks so fun
you just know
you have to get away
as fast as you can.”
Like unwrapping a new gift, a new genre in street poetry is crashing in, new and exciting. This gift of humor brightens Summer corridors. 99 Poems to Cure Whatever’s Wrong With You or Create the Problems You Need is a newly celebrated artform by CLASH Books, in the vein of the work of Zac Smith.
Generation Y inheriting the planet, as each new generation does, gives us new gifts, new views of the world, new art. A fantastical new form in Haiku, 99 Poems to Cure Whatever’s Wrong With You or Create the Problems You Need by Sam Pink.