In the Men’s Room


“In the Men’s Room” is the third volume of poems in the Has Doubts series, written by Alexander Velky.

Crowdfunding for this volume fell short in late 2018 and thus its future is uncertain. 


The theme of this book is the relationship between nature and destiny, with a specific focus on mankind’s influence on its habitats and its social structures, and on the related propensity for mankind to conflate itself with men, as illustrated in the frequent usage context of the word itself.

You can read a few of the poems and watch a couple of video performances by following links from the contents list below. The poems intended for inclusion in this book were, and theoretically still are, these:

  1. An apology
  2. Welcome to the Men’s Room
  3. Fossils
  4. Taxonomy
  5. Spider
  6. Attitude: rampant
  7. Finally embracing my destiny
  8. Lots
  9. Thoughts on a Monday morning
  10. Natural law of diminishing returns
  11. Bones
  12. Good companions, rarely blended
  13. Self-aping
  14. My species is endangered
  15. Synthetic meat is simulated murder
  16. Tractors turning (Parts I, II, III, IV, V)
  17. Wearing pink
  18. Civilization schmivilization
  19. George Monbiot’s agricultural policy
  20. Trouble in the drains
  21. New story idea
  22. Will
  23. Stopped by a commercial Sitka spruce plantation on a snowy evening
  24. Twitching tetraptych: Chaffinches, Choughs, Ravens, Robins
  25. Big American fridge
  26. Flawed nature, perfect destiny
  27. Men
  28. Daddy
  29. Altes Schloss selfie
  30. With which eye do you see the faery?
  31. My bloody chamber
  32. Spell for a satisfying bowel movement
  33. In the men’s room III

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