Move over William Shakespeare — there's a new Bard in town
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(PRWEB) December 14, 2010
“Move over William Shakespeare — there's a new Bard in town,” declares a review from the University of Alberta’s student newspaper ‘The Gateway.’ In his own mind at least, Matty Cox has written the greatest book of poetry of all time. Referring to himself as a “sheer genius and a cunning linguist,” Matty Cox is anything but shy. His new book, ‘Let Me Put My Poems in You’ aims not to confuse or bewilder, but to bring deep joy to those who read it. Some of his poems will make you laugh uncontrollably, while others may make you cry. Some of them may even make you laugh so hard that you cry.
According to a review from Florida State University’s student newspaper ‘FSView’ “author Matty Cox’s ‘Let Me Put My Poems in You’ is Canada’s answer to Tucker Max’s ‘I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell.’” When Matty Cox sent a copy of his book to his favorite radio DJ, Bro Jake from Vancouver’s Rock 101, he began reading Cox’s poems on the air. Advance copies of the book have also been sent to Steven Colbert, John Stewart, and David Letterman among others, and Matty Cox is confident that he will be on the late night circuit in the coming weeks. He is also convinced that he will sell a million copies by Christmas.
The Florida State review gives Matty Cox “five stars in the category of sexual euphemisms” which is fitting since Cox claims to have created a new genre of poetry known as smut poetry. In that case, this is some wickedly funny smut poetry. Once you pick this book up you will not be able to put it down until you have read it through twice. Florida State recommends that “‘Let Me Put My Poems in You’ is a great choice for a college kid’s coffee table or bathroom book. No matter which page one chooses to open, that poem is sure to garner a laugh.” According to Matty Cox, “this book is the single best thing you could ever spend your money on.” He goes as far as to say that “you would have to suffer from some sort of mental disorder to not want to purchase a copy” of his self proclaimed masterpiece.
Clearly Matty Cox is a funny man and is not to be taken seriously. He doesn’t take himself seriously, not even for a second. He merely wants to make people laugh, whether it is with his writing or in his interviews. His book is seriously funny, but also seriously well written. According to the U of A review, “this genius and diverse subject matter is coupled with an equally diverse selection of styles, from free verse to limerick,” and a University of Calgary review declares that Cox’s poems are “quite clever.” Straight from the horse’s mouth, please let him put his poems in you. He promises not to disappoint.
Here is a sample poem from the book.
‘Ode to Beer’
Oh to beer, sweet sudsy beer
Oh how it is that I revere
Your flavors like a rainbow are
So many choices at the bar
Oh how am I to choose but one
No that would not be too much fun
You’ve been with me through thick and thin
Through ups and downs, the vomit bin
Oh loyal beer sweet nectar true
It’s liquid bread it’s good for you
‘Let Me Put My Poems in You’ was officially released by Engage Books on December 1, 2010, and is available on Amazon. For more information and to purchase a copy of your very own, visit http://www.mattycox.com.
INTERVIEWS with Matty Cox: me(at)mattycox(dot)com 604-219-6543
MORE INFO book cover, and author photo: http://www.mattycox.com
QUESTIONS contact Alexis Roumanis: alexis(at)engagebooks(dot)ca
ORDERS contact: info(at)engagebooks(dot)ca
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