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The Indignation
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The
Indignation
Parade

and Other Poems

$0.99
Winter Poetry Sale

The
Indignation
Parade

and Other Poems

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Reviews

“A poignant, impressive,
and pessimistic collection of poetry.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Pained, potent verse examining life
and loneliness in an era of violence.”

BookLife Reviews

Any reader who enjoys … more profound reads would … really get something out of Foksal’s poetry.”

San Francisco Book Review

“The poems in The Indignation Parade are lyrical
and rich, addressing the complexity of human
emotions on both personal and political scales.”

Foreword Clarion Reviews

Reviews

“A poignant, impressive,
and pessimistic collection of poetry.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Pained, potent verse examining life
and loneliness in an era of violence.”

BookLife Reviews

Any reader who enjoys … more profound reads would … really get something out of Foksal’s poetry.”

San Francisco Book Review

“The poems in The Indignation Parade are lyrical and rich, addressing the complexity of human emotions on both personal and political scales.”

Foreword Clarion Reviews

About the Book

The 
Indignation
Parade

and Other Poems

Each spark that ignites outrage seems unique in the immediacy of the moment, and yet F. R. Foksal, in this poetry collection, shows us that even in the most topical issues can be found a grain of universality. As a non-native English poet, he explores current themes not only through the prism of a wider context, but also through the precision of language.

The poems in The Indignation Parade navigate the topics of one’s vulnerability in the face of the passing time, refusal to accept the brutal side of reality, disconnection from the over-sensationalized world, as well as isolation even in the closest of relationships.

About the Book

The 
Indignation
Parade

and Other Poems

The Indignation
Parade

and Other Poems

Each spark that ignites outrage seems unique in the immediacy of the moment, and yet F. R. Foksal, in this poetry collection, shows us that even in the most topical issues can be found a grain of universality. As a non-native English poet, he explores current themes not only through the prism of a wider context, but also through the precision of language.

The poems in The Indignation Parade navigate the topics of one’s vulnerability in the face of the passing time, refusal to accept the brutal side of reality, disconnection from the over-sensationalized world, as well as isolation even in the closest of relationships.

GoodReads Reviews

GoodReads Reviews

Katrin

People who love language and those who are interested in exploring modern ideas through the medium of poetry will particularly enjoy it. 

Kathrin

Meghan

An emotional journey expressed in few words.
This book deserves a 5 out of 5-star rating.

—Meghan

Adrien

Each poem felt so meaningful and written from the heart.
This is one of my favorite books I have purchased so far!

—Adrien

WHAT’S INSIDE?

A Slice
of Surreality

a shortcut
you used to take,
located somewhere
between a fatigued
façade and a bench

bare; a cozy little square
where local drunks would
congregate to damn
the vicissitudes
of their tipsy

fate; a hole in the fence
through which you peeked
under the lining
of the world till then
impenetrable and

still; a hunchbacked tree
from under the cover
of whose leaves
it took you
all your childhood

to flee; a tank’s caterpillar
tread on your doorstep;
in life, the only one
that would never yield
a butterfly

 

[Originally published in Vox Populi.]

WHAT’S INSIDE?

A Slice
of Surreality

a shortcut
you used to take,
located somewhere
between a fatigued
façade and a bench

bare; a cozy little square
where local drunks would
congregate to damn
the vicissitudes
of their tipsy

fate; a hole in the fence
through which you peeked
under the lining
of the world till then
impenetrable and

still; a hunchbacked tree
from under the cover
of whose leaves
it took you
all your childhood

to flee; a tank’s caterpillar
tread on your doorstep;
in life, the only one
that would never yield
a butterfly


[Originally published in Vox Populi.]

Also by F.R. Foksal

The
Nonconformist
Magazine

The
Nonconformist
Magazine

F. R. Foksal is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Nonconformist, a literary magazine dedicated to publishing fiction, poetry, experimental fiction and poetry, book reviews, literary criticism, and various culture-related articles.

“At The Nonconformist, we believe in reconfiguring the world using pens, typewriters, and word processors. We believe in promoting artists coming from historically marginalized and underrepresented groups.”

F. R. Foksal is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Nonconformist, a literary magazine dedicated to publishing fiction, poetry, experimental fiction and poetry, book reviews, literary criticism, and various culture-related articles.

“At The Nonconformist, we believe in reconfiguring the world using pens, typewriters, and word processors. We believe in promoting artists coming from historically marginalized and underrepresented groups.”

About
F.R. Foksal

F. R. Foksal is a non-binary Polish author, playwright, and poet writing in English, as well as the founder of the literary magazine, The Nonconformist.

About
F.R. Foksal

F. R. Foksal is a non-binary Polish author, playwright, and poet writing in English, as well as the founder of the literary magazine, The Nonconformist.

Contact

Contact

You can contact F.R. Foksal via e-mail (contact [at] frfoksal.com) or using the form below: