The Rhino Narrative by Theodore Worozbyt
Worozbyt sets the stage for his book with his first poem entitled “The Night.” It is an eerie poem. One that makes you want to look over your shoulder, wonder about if there’s more beyond what you see when you look at something, and sets the senses into gear or perhaps a high alert. This is a fabulous way to start off a new book of poems.Amazon USA
The Rhino Narrative
by Theodore Worozbyt
Copyright 2023, Cyberwit
- Publisher : Cyberwit.net (February 18, 2023)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 60 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9395224762
- ISBN-13 : 978-9395224765
- Item Weight : 3.21 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.15 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,924,206
Review by LB Sedlacek
This new poetry book is presented in three total sections. All of the poems are prose poems of varying length.
Worozbyt sets the stage for his book with his first poem entitled “The Night.” It is an eerie poem. One that makes you want to look over your shoulder, wonder about if there’s more beyond what you see when you look at something, and sets the senses into gear or perhaps a high alert. This is a fabulous way to start off a new book of poems.
He uses his sentences to saturate the reader’s thoughts and emotions with many moving parts in each poem all at once. There’s much more behind each poem than what’s there on the surface.
There’s also a true vision in this book of poems. One that informs the reader and one that offers truly original ideas.
This poetry book is complete unto itself. It contains layers and textures that infiltrate or enhance between the lines and the words which speaks to Worozbyt’s talent as a poet.
From “Today a Man Fell Out of the Sky”:
“Today a man fell out of the sky and landed on the sidewalk in front of
my wife. Pink beans, she said, long after screaming, and things tinged
yellow, much smaller than you’d think, and everyone then got locked
into my Suntrust bank. Then she walked away when the police came.
Who can blame her. They say he was on the sidewalk for an hour
before they sheeted him, and it was dinnertime before they were done.
Some posted videos and jokes on the threads that weave our collections
of consciousness into the record books.”
These poems have a smartness to them. Nothing is what you expect when you read it which makes the book exciting and entertaining. The poems are centered yet containing so much but also image filled. The meanings, the words will jump out at you and grab you.
Worozbyt has crafted a fabric of poems. They are powerful. They are imaginative. They are one of a kind.
He wants you to see and feel what he is saying through his poetry. He wants you to reflect and reassemble what you think is he saying and it will definitely be worth the effort. Every word has its place with no restraint.
~LB Sedlacek is the author of several books of poetry including “Swim,” “Night Swim,” “The Poet Next Door,” “Simultaneous Submissions,” and “Words and Bones.” Her most recent short stories collections include “Motor Addiction & The Renovator” and “The Jackalope Committee & Other Short Stories.”