“The poems in Powerless Rangers enchant through their spoken power. They are clear-eyed about what makes us who we are and show true strength through their openness, compassion, and self-knowledge. The humour, language, and energy will win over readers and audiences alike.”
“McGowan’s poems are loud, with their energetic wit and playful meanderings, but they disguise a romantic, nostalgic centre and when it surfaces the audience or reader are encouraged to switch from one emotion to another in a second – which is a delight.”
Powerless Rangers is very nostalgic, and very nineties.
A sample poem can be enjoyed below.
We watched the box set of Friends until we weren’t
Hot coals anticipate cold glimmers
like once fond notes sketched into
the sweat on shared mirrors.
But boardgames became box sets,
watching the things that stitched us scatter.
Like that summer we chased
rainbows in your old Toyota,
trying to find an end. Either.
It didn’t matter.