This little book is a concise answer to some fundamental questions, like who are we and who is with us and who isn’t, and how do we tell the difference. Who is trudging along the beach beside us and what is just tucked under our belt or in our backpack? Of course “I feel so schizophrenic…” is also a quest within a quest, a thriller, and a lyrical tour of a complex and intriguing future in which questions about humanity take on new dimensions.
This poem works on several levels. First, there are the obvious references to Moses and Exodus * Rachel hiding her baby in the bulrushes and being forced to flee from Egypt (metaphorically speaking). It’s not all retelling of ancient religious myths, there are some pop cultural references as well. If you are familiar with the original Star Trek series then you recognize Nomad. Evans also has this whole emerging intelligence-freedom versus slavery-domestic abuse-machines taking over the world thing going with the interactions between the ship’s captain, the AI that runs the ship, and the Aft-Brain. And when the AI performed brain surgery on itself because it thought it was going insane it also gave birth to a new being. Its child jumped (figuratively speaking) out of its forehead, fully formed. And then... well, that’s why you want this book.
I Feel So Schizophrenic by Kendall Evans
- Paperback: 50 pages
- Publisher: Alban Lake Publishing; October 2007
- Language: English
- Product Dimensions: 5.5x8.5 inches