Brooklyn Paranormal Society co-founder Andrew Arnett‘s collection of poetry, “The Early Worm Gets Eaten by the Early Bird” is a masterful work that showcases the author’s incredible writing abilities.
With 40 poems that explore the human experience through a critical and humanistic lens, this collection is a must-read for anyone who loves poetry that is both thought-provoking and emotionally resonant.
One of the most remarkable aspects of Arnett’s poetry in The Early Worm Gets Eaten by the Early Bird is his ability to build a scene in the mind of the reader. From the opening lines of each poem, he creates a vivid and immersive world that draws the reader in and holds their attention until the very end. Whether he is describing a supernatural encounter, a historical event, or a personal experience, Arnett’s writing is always evocative and engaging.
Take, for example, the poem “The Last Supper” from early bird. In this piece, Arnett creates a scene outside of Cipriani’s restaurant where Jesus, dressed in an Armani suit, arrives with his 12 apostles and bodyguards. As they approach the entrance, they are greeted by Death, who escorts them inside for a final supper. Arnett’s portrayal of Jesus as a modern-day figure dressed in designer clothing is a unique and intriguing twist on the traditional story, and his vivid descriptions make the scene come alive in the mind of the reader. The ending of the poem leaves you wondering about the state of humanity, and possibly agreeing with the finale.
In another poem from The Early Worm Gets Eaten by the Early Bird, “The Rabbit in the Box,” Arnett takes the reader on a journey through a surreal and otherworldly encounter with discarded chocolate. In the piece, the narrator encounters a presumably chocolate three-eyed rabbit in its original box. The chance encounter saw the rabbit leave Arnett a message which was either relayed through telepathic abilities, or simply written on the wrapping.
“The Early Worm Gets Eaten by the Early Bird” is a remarkable collection of poetry that showcases Andrew Arnett’s incredible writing abilities. With his ability to build a scene in the mind of the reader, his skillful use of language, and his unique perspective on the human experience, Arnett has created a work of art that is both thought-provoking and emotionally resonant. This collection is available for purchase on Amazon, and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves poetry that is both powerful and beautiful.