Ad-Liberation by Sai Murray

Ad-Liberation

Sai Murray

Sharp, witty, playful, vivid, smart - these poems are accessible but will shake you from your armchair of complacency. They beg to be read aloud - the clever wordplay and addictive rhythm demand it. Politically engaged yet tender and caring - the narrative voice is fresh, surprising and so very relevant.

Extract

In the beginning was the word.
The word made flesh.
The word sold flesh.
Good-looking, sweet-smelling,
smooth-sounding, fantastic feeling.
fresh, new, tasty-fresh flesh.

In the end, there is only the word:
A. Alpha. Aaaah. Advertising.

from Genesis

Parallels
  • Propa Propaganda by Benjamin Zephaniah
  • Ten Years in an Open Necked Shirt by John Cooper Clarke