Book Review: Of Welter and Whim by Mike Mac

“Of Welter and Whim” is a book of poetry and prose made up of two sections – “The Welter” (turmoil) and “The Whim” (humor). It is a storied, emotive read laced with profundities while substantiating an unflinching call for reason. Cover and interior design by Mitch Green.


My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

I have come to appreciate poetry more and more over the years. This group of poems from Mike Mac are separated in two sections: serious and humorous. I liked all of the poems but I particularly enjoyed the humorous ones.

The first humorous poem was:

I let you walk all over me
But next time
I’m going to be a Lego

That made me laugh. After reading all of the serious poems, this was the perfect one to change the pace.

I read through these poems in one sitting. I’ll save them and read them again. I’ve learned that the more I read poems, the more I get out of them. This is a good collection that I happily recommend.

About the Author

Mike Mac is a character artist and poet from upstate New York. He is 37 years old, non-religious, and fairly decent at pool.