Dear cherished readers,
I have just now added a new page which contains Books I and II of “All for Show: A Mock-Epic Satire”. Only these two “Books” of the poem currently exist, but more shall come, and the poem is expected (by myself) to be at least twice as long as it currently is, and possibly longer than that. The poem’s subject is the convoluted political battle between two equally powerful parties in the quasi-democratic government of a fictional country (“Faerie Land”), as well as the crisis of conscience of a member of one of those two political parties, his adventures among the non-governmental public, urban and rural, and his explosive and possibly ill-advised conclusions upon the nature of leadership. I am, in writing this poem, attempting a great deal of stylistic and generic combination: the satirical and the serious; the practical and the indulgent; the subjective and the objective; generally, the realistic and idealistic, or fantastic. I have much more planning to do before I can actually write any more of the poem, and I must first compose the final canto of “Jezebel” (as I want to have that work completed within the month), so that this poem will not be in a state of even relative completion for at least another year, possibly longer. However, I believe the result will be worth the time and effort, and worth your time and attention.
My most heartfelt wishes for your continued happiness,
Byron N.M. Kappes