Book Review for 50 Barn Poems:

Subterranean Blue Poetry

Volume VIII Issue XI


Byline: Subterranean Blue Poetry

Title of Book: 50 Barn Poems

Author: Zac Smith

Publisher: CLASH Books

Date of Publication: 2019

Pages: 64

"What do you call when the cows escape the barn?"
"A mootiny"
- Barn Puns @

Are all themes an obsession? Is this a rhetorical question? 50 Barn Poems by Zac Smith and CLASH Books, is an original Beat Poetry offering, presenting a humorous surreal fascination with barns, from Generation "Y". Zac Smith lives in Boston and "likes to walk his dogs." His stories and poems are largely published online. 50 Barn Poems is his first published book.

Spellbound. A satirical allurement with the broken, the haunted social scene, haunted barns go up in flames, twirl in the air, float in the ocean in a riveting worship of the dark, cold mystery pavilion of farmyards everywhere. A Beat Poetry progression with a truncated mix of street narrative, dark humor and a certain profound surrealism that makes this a great read, at once setting your teeth on edge, you laugh quietly. A mix of humor with a learned intelligence, Smith could be the Richard Brautigan of the New Age.


we all belong to a barn somewhere -
there is no escape"


barn on wheels
cruisin' down the highway

righteous cliffs
and sandy shores

hairpin turn!
oh shit!
barn in the air
a slow twirl toward the sea"

A mad, fun sendup, truly a great first oeuvre, we look for more from this Poet, 50 Barn Poems by Zac Smith.

Available @ and CLASH Books.

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