Rage Against the Pitfalls of American Culture in “Did Your Culture Kick You Out?”
Dan Tarnowski’s thought-provoking poetry chapbook Did Your Culture Kick You Out muses on the pitfalls of American society and culture. Although we’d like to believe that the United States is the land of the free and the home of the brave, that is not always so. In fact, Tarnowksi’s poetry points out the severe injustices that are done against innocent Americans.
Aside from writing about social justice issues in beautiful lyric style, he also examines the repressive norms found in our society as well. For example, Tarnowski explores how the “Miss America” beauty pageant reinforces cultural norms and harmful beauty standards. While the meaning of some of Tarnowksi’s work is brutally clear, there are a other poems that are so abstract you’ll be pondering the author’s meaning. However, if you want a snarky look at the dark side of American culture, then you’ll enjoy musing over the vibrant words of Dan Tarnowksi.