April 12, 2021
My first book of poetry is now available for pre order through the Write Bloody North Website.
It’s my first collection of poetry to be sent out into the world. After 23 years doing spoken word it’s a funny yet exciting feeling seeing these poems all in one place to share in a somewhat permanent state. I hope you enjoy.
My Soft Response To The Wars is the debut poetry collection from Canadian Poetry Slam Champion, RC Weslowski. With a clown’s eye and a trickster’s lip these poems work to rewrite the trauma of childhood sexual abuse with the scissors of surrealism and absurdity. Love and how to survive its loss and transform it into something we can carry forward no matter how wretched, weird and ridiculous it may seem in the aftermath of betrayal is the driving principle in all these poems.
Whether embracing faith through doubt in “Let’s Not Get It Together” or covering himself in grease and blood in the inspirational “It Begins” to the feverish twin exhortations of “I’ve Been Thinking” and “There’s No Fucking Time To Fucking Live” RC Weslowski asks us to follow him into the whirlwind and have whatever mule hair we have left to be blown back into our faces while looking our best in “Dead Horse Mascara.” The poems in this collection invite you to ride the Tilt o Whirl backwards and find your own “P.N.E. Love Affair.” Put a pair of diapers on the ass of your logic and allow it to shit itself and find the meaning beyond the meaning by reveling in the joy and sacrilege of these words.