AUTHOR: Benjamin Lodmell
Mr. Lodmell’s “COVID Poetry” is not for the faint of heart. A lover of the English language and all of its nuances, he twists imagery in new ways, redefines even the way we are used to poetry looking. His work demands attention. It cannot be read and fully grasped while multitasking. The sheer volume of verbal art and emotion will require that you savor each word, each phrase, rereading and breathing them in, digesting them, and then sighing in empathy. These are much more than random musings of a poet going crazy in a world of lockdowns and fear of disease. It is a love letter to family and to Portugal. It is clear that each word comes from deep within Mr. Lodmell’s soul…and will creep into yours.