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    • philosophical poems,
    • Canadian poetry,
    • political poems,
    • reflections on life,
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Minor Gods and Major Scoundrels
by Morrie M. Kleinplatz

poetry that fails to cock a snook at human folly and is insufficiently outraged with the stupidly cruel and the corrupt is far too soft and best left unwritten and poetry marinated only in vinegar with neither levity nor sweetness is much too hard and can neither inform nor inspire after much consideration therefore i have made it my mission to become the Goldilocks of the form Neither too sweet nor too sour, Minor Gods and Major Scoundrels lays bare life and politics in the 21st century. Poems and song lyrics are at turns reverent and irreverent, satirical and tender. An imagined dialogue between Trump and Leonard Cohen, encounters with God(s), golf, love, mortality—these and a vast array of other topics are subject to Kleinplatz’s unflinching gaze. Minor Gods and Major Scoundrels will appeal to an adult audience that likes to be provoked both to thought and laughter.

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Morrie M. Kleinplatz studied poetry and literature as an undergraduate and has been writing poetry for three decades. Psychologist, bridge player, family man, and lover of music of all sorts, he is keenly interested in political and philosophical issues. He likes experimenting with different forms of writing, including Olde English styles, e. e. cummings-like styles, and diverse rhyming patterns; mostly, he just enjoys finding a line and letting it take him wherever it goes. Minor Gods and Major Scoundrels is Kleinplatz’s first published work since his dissertation on children of holocaust survivors. He lives in Windsor, Ontario, Canada with his wife, Ronna Warsh.


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