Ironclad Beta For The Coming PPV

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Ironclad Beta For The Coming PPV

Authored by C E E

American ingenuity, provides a ROYGBIV, the entire bell-space of probability. End result? Utter stasis. Beating hearts, yearning souls, anxious fight fans, angry citizens, don't like that at all.

CEE's latest, Ironclad Beta For The Coming PPV, gives us The Battle Royale of our first Civil War, Monitor vs. Merrimac, iconography from a twain nation, as test run. Mock-up. First take and first rehearsal. What happens when differing equals, unbridled, meet.

The dark and terrible visage of Today's Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean, portends horrors, but beyond her eyes, 29 representations of vintage postcards-most, The Battle of Hampton Roads, once heralded as "the historical event most often depicted." These and others, each set against the punching verse of CEE, provide perspective to the Pay-Per-View of our gathering storm. Visual antiquity, giving each in turn a thousand words, before the poet, counterpointing, provides his. Utilizing the most famous stalemate in American history, our object lesson, is "equality"--its elasticity, its puzzle and riddle. Dealt with, via post-Gilded Age imagery and post-80's cynicism. Heraldry, deeply personal, thrown as carnival barker's opinion...and as future choice.

Unwinnable slaughter, no matter demo, proto, Crash Test Armies, beckons, Three-Card Monte. Ironclad Beta For The Coming PPV, is a chalk talk of our Past, demonstrating the best-case scenario for the Cold War of Two Americas: an inept, drunken bar fight between 1862 Battlebots. Colorful, existential, beautiful, snarky, Edwardian and Milleresque. High drama. A tribute to Fight Night. A cautionary tale. Jeer and dare. Poet Knows Best.

In the final throwdown, at the last bell, what stays disaster, is but personal, human restraint. As ever, the poet holds little hope for Man, but presents his analysis, his suggestions, in Ironclad Beta for The Coming PPV, a Special Feature (with Easter eggs!), for our very last Main Event.

"Hey, CEE...are you part of the solution, or part of the problem?"

"I'm part of the problem...but, at least I'll tell you what The Solution, is."
-CEE, from "The Language of Imagination", 2011,

Publication Date:
1542752434 / 9781542752435
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.25" x 6"
Full Color
Related Categories:
Poetry / American / General

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