NOT A LOT OF REASONS TO SING, BUT ENOUGH

(March 1, 2022, Button Poetry)

Kyle Tran Myhre’s NOT A LOT OF REASONS TO SING, BUT ENOUGH is a sci-fi-flavored exploration of the role that art and artists play in resisting authoritarianism.

Featuring new poems, theater elements, and Casper Pham‘s stunning visual art, the book follows two wandering poets as they make their way from village to village, across a prison colony moon full of exiled rebels, robots, and storytellers.

Part post-apocalyptic road journal, part alternate universe ode to Hip Hop, and part “Letters to a Young Poet”-style toolkit for emerging poets and aspiring movement-builders, it’s also a one-of-a-kind practitioners’ take on poetry, power, and possibility.


I’ll be sharing NEW poems from the book very soon. For now, here’s a preview. There’s a “remix” of this poem (that aligns more with the fictional moon on which the book takes place) in the new book. More on this piece, including a full transcript, here.