I received a free copy of this book from the author.
This is the second book of poetry I’ve read by Theodore Ficklestein. The first book was I Killed the Man Who Wrote This Book. I really enjoy his poetry. It’s different, witty, and funny. Sometimes it’s thought-provoking as in “Lesson from History.” It’s a great book to just open up and read a couple poems when you have a minute. This would be a good bathroom book!
I have a friend who says he doesn’t like poetry because you can’t understand it so I showed him this book and he said, “It’s not poetry, it doesn’t rhyme.” I tried to explain free-verse but he insisted poetry has to rhyme. At least he could understand the poems!
Here are a couple of my favorites:
Lesson from History
I am no preacher.
Or anybody for the matter who has any credibility for telling others how to live their lives.
But if there is one thing we can learn from history.
To Martin Luther King Jr.
It’s that we should care for one another on aspects of life.
But we should remember we are all on the same team.
The human race. Too bad we don’t sell jerseys thought.
Maybe that would stop us from fighting one another.
Give This Poem a Title
First I can’t name a book.
Now I can’t name a poem in the book.
Pretty soon I will have a one word poem.
I definitely recommend This Book Needs a Title Volume 2 if you enjoy poetry that is a little different. I love this guy’s sense of humor!
Available on Amazon.
Q and A with the Author
Q: I am here with Theodore Ficklestein, is it steen or stine?
A: It’s a …
Q: Nobody cares. And your book is This Book Needs a Title Volume 2, is that right?
Q: Are you sure? You seem confused about it. Did you even write the book? Because I know you didn’t bother with a title.
A: I did write the book.
Q: That’s great. What is this book about?
A: Is is a romance story where a poor boy and rich woman fall in love but their love is torn apart because of class differences and a tragedy.
Q: You just vaguely described Titanic.
Q: Do you have any idea what the book that you didn’t write is about?
A: It is a poetry book.
Q: And what will a reader find in the poetry book?
Q: Do you consider yourself a good poet?
Q: I’ll take that as a “no.” So do you plan on giving the book that you didn’t write a title?
Q: You figure, you don’t write it, why give it a title?
Q: Do you answer every question in one word?
Q: Why should people buy your book?
A: I… ah… let me think.
Q: Has anyone ever told you that you are awful at promoting your book?
A: No. I don’t hear much about it.
Q: What happened to volume one? Did you skip it?
A: I didn’t, but most readers did.
Q: So you wrote a sequel to an unsuccessful book? A poetry book, at that.
Q: Makes sense. Would you like to tell us anything else about your book?
A: Nah. I’m good.
Q: Well…this interview was a complete waste of time. I learned nothing about you or your book. You, sir, have no idea what you are doing and should leave the publishing field as soon as possible.
A: So is this a bad time to tell you about the other books that I’m working on?
Author’s website: http://www.theodoreficklestein.com