Slouching the Dream: Poems about love. Poems about lust. Poems about heartbreak and professional wrestling. Poems about getting fat and poems about ghosts. Poems about tattoos. Poems about losing your hair and losing your lunch. Poems about getting married. Poems about getting rejected. Poems about Bigfoot, heavy metal and watching too much TV. Poems about fist fights. Poems about having kids. Poems about (not) having a life. Poems about the past and the future and getting older and not having a clue what you’re doing with your life but knowing that it has to, probably, maybe, hopefully all get better somewhere along the line, right?
Slouching the Dream is now available in bookstores and online.
Spencer Butt is a veteran performance poet, and has featured at events like The Art Gallery of Ontario’s First Thursdays, The Royal Ontario Museum’s Friday Night Live, Word on the Street, and Long Winter Toronto. His first poetry collection Slouching the Dream was published in 2016, and his work has recently appeared in publications like Poetry is Dead and Filling Station. Outside of the poetry world he’s a dad, a nerd, and writes for a tech company, three things that help keep his writing simple, keep the pop culture references flowing, and make connections as fast as possible. He lives and works in Toronto.