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Adam Levon Brown
Adam Levon Brown is a published author, poet, amateur photographer, and cat lover. His writing will transport you to another space where you won’t want to leave.
Adam Levon Brown burst through the door of contemporary poetry in early 2015 after being diagnosed with Schizoaffective disorder. He used writing as a tool for catharsis and eventually started submitting his poems to journals and magazines. Now an established poet with dozens of publications, a fiction novella, and two full collections of poetry out, he plans to take the poetry world by storm.
Adam is currently putting together several chapbooks and collections of poetry while aiming his sites at a poetry prize sometime in the future. He is also working on becoming part of the poetry scene in Eugene, Oregon. He attends Lane Community College and will soon attend the University of Oregon as an English Major/Creative Writing Minor.
Readers' Favorite: Musings of a Madman is a collection of poetry written by Adam Levon Brown, an English literature student attending the University of Oregon. His poems cover a wide range of topics ranging from classical themes, modern events and discourses on the different aspects of love, to selections that celebrate nature. In Modern Aphrodite, Brown merges past and present in a poem that uses the repetition of feminine pronouns at the beginning of each line to recreate a living presence. His concerns with the natural world and the destruction of the environment are also the subject of poems such as Eyes of a Bird. Brown’s style is a mix of free and rhymed verse. His rhyming poems have strong and compelling rhyme schemes that propel the reader as he/she reads. Many of Brown’s free verse poems seem to have a more measured, introspective and leisurely aspect to them, and seem more of an invitation to the reader to deliberate and ponder on the poet’s message.
Adam Levon Brown’s collection of poetry, Musings of a Madman, is honest and compelling. I was impressed by how open and fearless the poet was with sharing his feelings about things that are obviously important to him. While I enjoyed the rhymed works, I found myself drawn more deeply into the free verse Brown included in this collection, especially the poems: Why Did You?, Fire and Ice, Soul Mates and The Waltz. I loved experiencing the beach through Brown’s eyes in Vacation in San Diego and was awed by his sweetly powerful Question. Brown gives the reader bold enough to enter into Musings of a Madman a lot to think about and feel, and it’s well worth the challenge to do just that. By the end of the collection, I felt enriched and moved by the experience and am eager to read more of this talented poet's work. Musings of a Madman is highly recommended.
- Jack Magnus, August 2015
Although I don't read many poetry books I found this book easy to read and very insightful. Many of the poems gave me good feelings and some gave me sad feelings. Most of them gave a feeling of hope, that there is much to look forward to, and a goal in life. I loved it and it was well worth reading.
- Eleanor Stone, August 2015
Beautifully written poems and great use of words.
- Rachael Bishop, August 2015
Is Madness Really Humanity poking it's head through a mountain of oppression?
I am not a poetry writer, I write self help and non fiction and satire, yet this book absolutely fascinates me. Adam does something amazing here - this book at first comes across as random pieces in different styles. But there is a common thread here, the madness of which Adam speaks is a collective madness - the reflections of a world and society gone insane. His poem "Bird Song" is my favorite and in a way, sums up this common thread of which I speak. Humanity poking it's head through a mountain of oppression...
- Ed Osworth "The Joy Professor" TOP 1000 REVIEWER