'Poem' is the ninth book of poetry in Benjamin Campbell's 13books series. Charting a range of topics throughout the year, these books aim to capture a slice of modern life. In this collection, the poetry turns introspective: these poems are about their own creation, the effects they have on their creators and consumers, and the very idea of writing. Interspersed with this is a conversation on the power of poetry and the many useful - and useless - things it can do, from an expression of love to a force of destruction. No matter the purpose, though, one thing is always clear: poetry and its power are some of the most curious and indefinable aspects of our lives.
You can read more of Benjamin's work at his blog, http://sketchythiings.tumblr.com/