Are you ready? Here’s the scary part:
you already ‘are’ you.
“Teen Surf Goth is a book of fantasy built on internet dreams and nostalgia for what never existed: the fantasy of an eternal American youth, the wish that love can save us, the dream that who we were on mushrooms was the real self, the hope that we can practice for death. This book is a re-projection of the images projected on us every day. It’s also an affirmation that, as misguided as we are, we too deserve poetry. “
-Melissa Broder, aka @sosadtoday
“Oscar Bruno d’Artois’s debut slings Tumblr standup on the frontend, then shyly proffers fear and sweetness on the DL.”
-Mike Young, author of Sprezzatura
“This is a poetry book right?”
-Peter BD, internet artist
Teen Surf Goth is a first-hand account of life lived in an existential daze. From Bushwick to Berlin, d’Artois’s peripatetic search for poetic consciousness and metaphysical bliss is constantly waylaid by nut butters, memes, drugs, and self-doubt.
Oscar d’Artois was born in 1989 in Paris, France. He currently lives in Berlin, Germany.
Second edition, first printing
Cover design by Guillaume Morissette
Press & Reviews
“Witty and self-deprecating and instantly relatable.”
– Vallum Magazine, Megan Callahan
“…the tongue-in-cheek, very contemporary, very Twitter-like poetry of d’Artois is both extreme and exceptional in its style. The poetic voice is so unique but also so representative of a collective language, an expression so funny and true at the same time. Underneath any technological or historical infusion into this voice, there is a deeper core that is confused, conversational, and comic, all the way that can’t be tied down as easily as the new flavor of the week. It’s something the great poets have been doing since the beginning of time.”
“More poetry books should be like this, by which I mean fun and spirited.”
“Oscar d’Artois’ first poetry collection, Teen Surf Goth captures a fast life lived in an existential daze with a pop-punk, poetic consciousness that feels equal parts inspired by Nicki Minaj and Arthur Rimbaud.”
“It’s called Teen Surf Goth. What’s not to like?”
“Oscar D’ Artois uses reality as a punching bag and beats the living hell out of it.”