Scary. Surreal. Exhausting. Life during lockdown was relentless. Even if you weren’t sheltering-in-place with school-aged kids.
In the eagerly-awaited follow-up to his darkly-funny debut poetry collection, PTA Dad: Foul-Mouthed Poetry & Prose from a Real-Life PTA Dad, author Tomás Romero explores the wry, bittersweet absurdity of everyday life during lockdown in Does This Mask Make Me Look Fat? And Other Poems From The Lockdown.
Expanding upon many of the topics, themes and characters explored in PTA Dad, Does This Mask Make Me Look Fat? chronicles the anxiety-inducing daily grind of life during the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic with equal parts heart, humor and pathos. Featuring soulful, foul-mouthed odes to everything from overwhelmed parents, teachers, and essential workers to ZOOM shirts, sourdough starter and Animal Crossing, Mask is a must read for anyone who made it through lockdown in one piece.