Passionate & Fanatical Collection of Poetry
Alexander Baky Tran's debut work "Barbarity" welcomes readers to a passionate, fanatical collection of vigorous poetry.
It includes 30 poems, all wildly distinctive even when they draw on the same notions or subjects. This is what makes their reading dramatically unpredictable and evocative. They prosper in their own forms, they move at a very particular pace, each with their own right and contention.
Tran portrays and exploits a tremendous skill for experimentation. From the historical massacres of My Lai in "The Bloodiest of Breakfast," to the more trivial pursuits of infidelity in "Jesus on Hold," Tran's writing displays a witty, yet meticulous application of language and expression.
It's clear Tran's poetry indulges in obscurity. And it's this very alluring style that renders the work a compelling, and phenomenal demonstration of poetic technique.
Alexander Baky Tran is a recent graduate of The University of Melbourne in Australia, with a Bachelor of Arts double major in Creative Writing and Philosophy. He has an extensive background in the humanities sectors, having undertaken studies in Sociology, Anthropology, International Politics, and History. His writing is rich and exhibits a great capacity to empathize, though he frequently utilizes humor and irony as the basis for his poetry. His work is quite often ambiguous and diligently instilled with compelling allusions.