Armed With a Notebook, He Faced the World
A tragically beautiful collection of hopelessly romantic and brutally honest poetry that is sure to affect the reader in one way or another. "Armed With a Notebook, He Faced the World" is Jonathan Kosack's first collection of poetry released to the public and spans four and a half years of observation, raw emotion and fury at the status quo and overall lack of true aesthetic in our modern times. More
"'Armed With a Notebook, He Faced the World' is a poetic mastering of the boldest truth. It's near-subconscious blatancy forces one to turn away from the sugar-coated dishonesty of today's artistic mainstream and the herd flocking close behind. It instead inspires us to remember the beauty of the words of forward thinking artists of the past. The voices of enlightened experimenters whose words meant more than a bottom line. A discoverer of truth once wrote that he thought “one should write, as nearly as possible, as if he were the first person on earth and was humbly and sincerely putting on paper that which he saw and experienced and loved and lost, what his passing thoughts were and his sorrows and desires...” This belief has few times, in recent years, been more elegantly displayed in verse than in the pages that follow. A grim perception of reality is vividly brought to life in this collection, but hope often resides for those who seek its truth through the darkness."
Mark Todero II