Welcome to the Apocolypse! and it has arrived, not with a bang, but with the white noise hum of tabloid news and and the promise of the internet.
Richard Scarsbrooks Apocalypse One Hundred strips back the veneer of our screen filled lives to expose every nip and tuck.
Each one hundred word poem from the Apocalypse peeks over the event horizon to see the noise and distraction that bind us to this world, hemming in thought and imagination.
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Gathering the technological detritus of the present and placing it with great care across the page, Richard Scarsbrook invites us to look at the 21st century with unflinching attention, all the while bringing lucidity to its dark complexities. An undoing of dystopian dreams, an unwrapping of fears, and an unmaking of social media mayhem, Apocalypse One Hundred is a perfect and singular gift for our world.
Kevin Spenst, author of Ignite and Jabbering with Bing Bong
Scarsbrook turns over the crusty soil of the mediated world to give us strangely familiar new memes, darkly fertile and inverted. There is warning here but also, at its tender and eloquent heart, love.
Robert Priest, author of Missing Piece and Previously Feared Darkness
The author of seven books, Richard Scarsbrook's award-winning writing has been published widely including literary magazines, anthologies, and journals. Scarsbrook lives in Toronto, where he teaches at George Brown College and the Humber School for Writers.