The Forest on Fire

Published in Adroit Journal, fall 2019

“They started painting the smokestacks green / so now everything is fine, it only looks like the forest / is on fire.” This image, from the ironically named poem “E Pluribus Unum” in Brandon Amico’s Disappearing, Inc. (Gold Wake Press), sums up much of what Amico is extracting from society’s subconscious in one concise, yet immensely complicated, sentence. Disappearing, Inc. is a collection that tries to provide a sense of camaraderie to everyone who has ever felt . . . READ MORE