Johnson’s poems and polemics form a well-structured story arch of a man overcoming the entrapments of technology and soul-destroying work to reconnect with his creativity and purpose. He explores feelings of regret and panic at a cookie-cutter suburban life, chasing money and status rather than appreciating the moment. He also explores technology companies’ exploitation of our psychology to make us slaves to our screens, encouraging readers to break free and ‘go analogue’ instead. Ultimately, his work encourages people to be more mindful and aware of the ways society tricks us into following life paths that spiritually drain us.
- Reviewed by Rosie Chandler-Wilde, Crisis Recovery Worker
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