Convenient Amnesia by Donald Vincent
Donald Vincent’s Convenient Amnesia stands as a work of art of orality and temporality in the prospering oeuvre that is his poetic showground. The verse pervades the pain and agony of blacks and depicts certain restrictions imposed on them.Amazon USA
Donald Vincent’s Convenient Amnesia stands as a work of art of orality and temporality in the prospering oeuvre that is his poetic showground. The verse pervades the pain and agony of blacks and depicts certain restrictions imposed on them. Poems of groan, yearning, anticipation, and light await readers in this collection. At its most emblematic, the collection is a commentary on poetry's effect on an audience, with each poem acting as its own philosophy about the reading and interpretation experience.
In One-Oh-One Section Eight each element speaks ironically as Algebra talking about filling taxes and writing checks, Biology says as well strongest is not the one to survive similarly for the others. No doubt flamboyant idealism is quite evident in Donald’s poetry and is up to the mark.
One-Oh-One Section Eight
Algebra: let’s learn less about the functions of trigonometry
and more about writing a check, filing taxes,
and breaking down the economy.
Biology: the strongest aren’t the only ones to survive,
nor the smartest. So, we adapt to change and crime
to live life beyond the limit and love it.
United We Stand leaves behind a quite noteworthy message. The author also opens up to provide some personal opinions on race through his artistic poetry.
United We Stand
Let’s send troops
our country’s consumers.
Allow illegal immigrants
to work cheap
as appointed servants,
or kill the poor
as God’s hired henchman.
It has been aptly remarked in this collection that a true emotion in the right place inspires the words. Convenient Amnesia is a poetic collection of uncommon frankness, a poet of uncommon grace. This book Convenient Amnesia undoubtedly demonstrates Donald’s ability to texture an interesting poem out of the most controversial and biased events. I wish this book may be bought by all the readers and the author may get all the exposure. All the best Donald!
---- Rochak Agarwal
Donald Vincent received his BA in Writing and Public Relations at Loyola University Maryland and MFA in Poetry from Emerson College. He is also known as Mr. Hip, a music recording artist with
music available on all streaming platforms. His music projects include Vegan Paradise (2018), Who Is Mr. Hip (2018), International Hip (2017), and Jokes From My Ex (2015). He teaches English Composition at UCLA and Visual & Media
Arts at Emerson College Los Angeles. Originally from the Southeast sector of Washington, DC, he currently lives in Los Angeles and at www.hidonaldvincent.com.