Our Fearless Leader

Abject Books is owned by a vaguely Caucasian man somewhere around twenty/thirty-ish. He was born in the US, but spends his time sailing international waters in a Chinese junk he bought for a dollar off of a dying wise man. The man’s last words were a warning that it would never again be sea worthy, […]

Embracing Imperfection

Imperfection is beautiful. It is most often our imperfections which set us apart from others. Even those later considered great, genius, or particularly gifted were drawing from a part of themselves considered a flaw at other times, or in other facets of their lives. Revolutionary thinkers are often those that think “outside the box,” and […]

What is Poetry?

What is poetry? Dictionary.com says: the art of rhythmical composition, written or spoken, for exciting pleasure by beautiful, imaginative, or elevated thoughts. and: literary work in metrical form; verse. Both are quite lacking. Wikipedia is a little more accurate, seeing as they have an entire page to explain. The most incite that they show is that […]

Self Hating Poets

Why does he even write this poem if he actually considers it to be so “lame?” I’m not knocking poetry about self-hate, the theme actually yields some very interesting and illuminating truths. I’m referring to poets who hate poetry itself, yet they write it. Why would they hate something that they do? Why would they […]