Posted February 2, 2019.

Klonopin Meets Sisyphus – New Chapbook by Adam Levon Brown

The Oregon Poet, Adam Levon Brown, is having a chapbook of poems being published by Weasel Press (Texas) titled, “Klonopin Meets Sisyphus”

You can stay up to date with the book by visiting https://AdamLevonBrown.com

“Adam Levon Brown’s new book Klonopin Meets Sisyphus is an amazing display of true vulnerability. Brown, who I consider to be the fastest growing poet, talent-wise, in the entire literary world, speaks of various struggles throughout his life.

The title perfectly encapsulates what Brown does in this book–a feat often attempted but rarely pulled off with such acumen. From lost first loves to confronting the fact that he has been too humble toward other people in his life, this book scrutinizes both the aspects of mental illness (Klonopin) and the fact that Brown feels he is eternally trying to reach an inner peace only to have to start all over again (Sisyphus).

This is a stage to page book for the ages. The book’s main theme may be vulnerability but there are occasional redemptive moments such as in the poem “Cigarettes and Anxiety” in which Brown utters “I will beat these addictions and conquer these fears.”

Overall, I think this is Brown’s best book yet, as he peels back the layers of viscera and reveals his heart to the world. Brown is a poet I’ve been watching since his very first book and I cannot wait to see what he has in store for us next.”

– Heath Brougher
2018 Poet of the Year – Taj Mahal Review
Head Poetry Editor
Into the Void Magazine

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