The Mad Ramblings of a Joker


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Paper Airplane Publishing, LLC
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.35 inches | 0.51 pounds

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About the Author

Brandon Dillon is an award-winning poet who writes from the soul about his life as a child born into poverty, his travels around the world as a U.S. Marine, love won and love lost, and the trauma that life brings. He lives in Houston, Texas and has performed by invitation, reading his poetry at various live events. If you ask him his biggest accomplishments thus far, he will tell you they are the laughter and tears of the audience as he reads his words on the stage for them. He is amazed when people feel his emotion and in turn show him their emotion. When he is not working or taking care of his two sons, Brandon frequents open mic readings for poetry and all genres of writing with the group Writespace and performs at open mic and slam poetry events with the group Write About Now, at times reading something he just wrote that day. He is never far from his notebook, fitting his writing in between shifts at work, kids and homework, and sleeping.


The Mad Ramblings of a Joker is like thick, dark cocoa, nearly so stout your spoon can stand within, splashed with cinnamon and a few bobbing marshmallows of sweetness to savor in the darkness. Take your time with Dillon's poems, rushing could cause you to slip into a pit of despair; however, chewed on slowly and approached with caution, his poetry could change your heart with one empathetic taste.

JT Morse, Award-winning poet, memoirist, storyteller, author of "Living in the Spaces Between"

This book is a look into the soul of a soldier; a glimpse into what it looks like to live on the other side of survival. Brandon takes us through the hurt, anger, despair, and grief that we all experience at some point in our lives. This book is a collection of relatability through a lens I could never imagine for myself.

Xach Blunt, poet, spoken word artist, finalist in Texas Grand Slam Poetry Festival and Individual World Poetry Slam

The battle with self is a war on-going and explored in Brandon Dillon's collection of poems. Under layers of ash and whiskey, Dillon's voice is honest and resonates with others who have experienced trauma, loss or PTSD. As a Marine, father, and imperfect human, Dillon provides an openness about PTSD that could help others understand their grief too.

Andreana Binder, MFA, Faculty, Writespace