“I’m all for the mundane.”
Fernando Raguero‘s dry wit has been sharpened and refined even further in his latest poetry chapbook Uncle Lawrence Has a Dewy Bum.
Raguero takes commonplace situations and turns them into ribald adventures, filled with zinging one-liners and imaginative twists into the absurd. He imagines how Leonard Cohen would react after getting beat at a poetry slam, or what the real ingredients are in Tim Horton’s ‘special’ sauce, or how he would run a shop called Damn Muffins just so he could hear people say “I’ll have a damn muffin”.
Raguero has moved past his biggest influence, Charles Bukowski, and has developed a style that is both more scatalogical and more human.