Review of Yours Sincerely,
Axl Rose by Steven Storrie
I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing, “Yours Sincerely, Axl Rose”
by Steven Storrie.
Throughout the book, Storrie presents L.A. with keen eyes and a rebel heart.
With pieces like, “Black Jeans With Rips in the Knees,” Storrie revives Bukowski with brilliant metaphor and guttural language. The Poem, “Chestful of Diesel” hits hard, especially the two final stanzas, “That’s Okay/I think/I can Live with that/ Lies and misplaced judgment/Never really caused me any harm/ It was the truth/that always/did me/in.
Storrie Channels the underground with pieces like, “Brad & Milly,” scarring the societal upbringing of the wealthy.
With Poems like, “Blonde Scars,” and “Every Broken Bruise,” Storrie weeps of yesteryears and an unnamed woman who still holds his heart.
The poem “Zero Harm Day” is very relatable and invokes a sense of peace amid a life of chaos.
“Welcome to Ignore” spits in the face of the MFA elite and brings about a sense of the underground smashing defeat of the pampered elitism which surrounds modern literature.
Always entertaining and always keen, Storrie offers a variety of subjects to explore.
I recommend this book to anyone who likes Bukowski, or wants to get a gritty, inside look at Los Angeles.