Buck Banks is one of three editors of Pensito Review, the online journal of political and social commentary with a decidedly progressive bent. An inveterate limericist, he eschews epic poems, hates haiku and is sanguine toward sonnets. A former English major and insufferable editor, Banks makes his living as a public relations flack in the leisure travel industry. A native Floridian, he resides in Miami.
Why did you start writing topical limericks?
I have been writing for Pensito Review for about nine or so years now, and in 2010 it occurred to me that it might be fun to write limericks about stories and people in the news. Limericks, by nature, lend themselves to satire, and I have a knack for writing them. It's fun and when I write a good one, it's funny, too.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors include Thomas Pynchon, Anthony Burgess, Michael Chabon, Philip K. Dick, Neil Gaiman and Walter Moseley. I also enjoy reading about Florida history and culture.
“Poetic Justice, Volume I: The 2012 Presidential Campaign” is a wickedly funny collection of satirical political limericks that originally appeared on Pensito Review, the online publication of political and social commentary. While having a decidedly progressive bent, Volume 1 is an equal-opportunity dispenser of humorous poetic justice to both Democrats and Republicans.