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(poetry) Book Thoughts: Adrift in a Sea of M&Ms (Marcel ‘Fable the Poet’ Price)

Give me more poetry like this!

★★★★☆ 1/4 – CALSPIE 8.50

Title: Adrift in a Sea of M&Ms
Author: Marcel ‘Fable the Poet’ Price
Genre: Poetry
First published: 2016
Edition: paperback, published independently

I picked this one up as it was blurbed by Hanif Abdurraqib, one of my favourite writers/poets. Did I need any more reason? No, I clearly didn’t, but it did made me realise once again how much I love poetry and what a great way it is to connect to different experiences and that is so valuable to me.

These poems pack an oddly gentle, but precise punch. They express frustration about many things, but also express a sadness at the state of the present. The pharmaceutical culture in America, racial identity, mental health. There is also a poem about grief that got me close to a tear! The subjects were heavy. but oddly the poems themselves did not feel that heavy to me. They felt honest and raw and questioned a lot of aspects of (specifically) American society that SHOULD be questioned.

I did have difficulty finding the rhythms in the words sometimes, but YouTube came up trumps and I found some of the poems in spoken word and that really helped me find the rhythm as well as a bit more connection to the poet himself.

I would definitely recommend this one.

4.25 out of 5 stars

Little Timmy starts about 2m in. Definitely worth a watch and listen!

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