Why you must read Adam Moursy’s Dizzied By Chance
Dizzied by Chance is my second book of poems, focusing more on the grimier side of life, downmoods and desperation, and the ever-present struggle between trying to break free of it all and simply falling further. It’s fast-paced and quick to engage, with a good mixture of introspective and character-driven pieces, and readers will no doubt find it to be a nice followup to Slinking Under the Electric Bulb.
We loved Slinking Under the Electric Bulb, but that collection definitely wasn’t aimed at everyone. Who is this collection aimed at?
Have you written any other books that we should read next?
Last time around, I hinted at a novel. I still have one in the works, although I decided to save that other story for later as it’s yet to really conclude. Instead, I’m writing one about a misanthropic cab driver who tries to drink away his hatred of the job, but only finds himself more and more wrapped up in it as a result. It’s an ode to dropping-out, to avoiding the nine-to-five at all costs. More on that later.
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We’d love some sample poetry from the collection.
“shit, look at that guy!”
he’s been at it for years,
but one day I saw him walking along 31st Street,
pasty lips kept it at full stride,
it wasn’t long before I got stuck at that light again.
a guy like that, you just have to
…and the painters and the pianists and the poets alike
we are the odd ones,
and the best of us rot openly,
if it’s real,
it arrived because we suffered.
so be careful when you tell us
there’s something awful about