WORKING TITLE by Chuck Harp
Working Title investigates a spectrum of emotions: disillusionment, fatigue, anger, frustration, and indifference, and others through a series of poems that honor the Everyman. The speakers of the poems share the same face but not always the same uniform. They are workers from the proletariat and the bourgeoisie. What emerges is a painting illustrating the consequences of spending more time in an office than out in the world. The numbing nine-to-fives. The blinding blue light of computer screens. Working Title is a portrait of the mundane everyday of modern civilization in the western world.
Publication Date: November 10, 2020
“Are you hell in human skin? Chuck Harp’s latest collection, Working Title, asks the hard questions. It’s a book about people, how they find themselves being crushed by the responsibilities of job and family, and Harp is their champion, their screaming voice, in the dark.”—Brian Alan Ellis, author of Bad Poet