by Wasps vs Humans
Following the success of his first novel, ‘The Mattress’ in 2016, Performance punk poet Wasps vs Humans is set to publish his latest material in the form of a novella, when he releases ‘Evel America’ on Friday March 15, 2019. The launch takes place at the Firkin Crane Theatre, on Thursday, March 14th at 6.30 pm.
Evel America takes the reader on an exploration into the mind of the story’s protagonist, Bobby America. A name and persona he has invented for himself, he recreates a life through his two passions; American dare devil Evel Knievel and 70’s American TV shows.
Dissatisfied with his own life, he lives through his American alter ego based on the TV shows he watched as a kid and invents a whole family; wife, children and job, whilst the real America visits him in the shape of Charles Manson, Dr. Martin Luther King, a death row inmate, a civil rights activist, General Custer, the Boston marathon bomber and an ISIS hostage. All this, without ever leaving his room…
He lives his life through the celebrities and the TV shows that beam back at him. He watches, but he doesn’t take part. Who is the real person and what is he hiding?
Copies of the book will be available from our online bookshop www.lettertecbooks.com and the cost for them is €10, alternatively, go to a performance by Carl Plover as he sells them there and you get to meet the author. If you want to become a published author, then get in touch with us and we will be happy to talk you through the process.
About the author
Originally a playwright, Wasps vs Humans (aka Carl Plover) was a co-director of a production company in London, where he worked on a comedy pilot for ITV and wrote five plays produced for theatre. In 2017, he set up a theatre company Burning Paper Productions, writing and performing in the stage play ‘The Nearly Men’ and more recently ‘4-Play’ to UK and Irish audiences.
Wasps vs Humans has shared the stage with some of Ireland’s & The UK’s well regarded performers and lyrical geniuses from the likes of John Cooper Clarke, Christy Moore, Scroobius Pip, Hamell on Trial, Whipping Boy, Jinx Lennon and a daring opening for The Fall.
In 2017, he published his debut novel, ‘The Mattress’ following the success of his first poetry collection entitled ‘Sustain Your Ability To Satisfy’.
Musically he has released an L.P and single with UK based 80s avant garde/ experimental band, 4,000,000 Telephones, which gained critical acclaim in the UK national press and made the playlist of BBC Radio 1’s John Peel show. His more recent collaborations include the release of two singles with Cork based music producers and composers, Peter Power and Dave Duffy and over the last four years has curated and compered the spoken word stage at the Indiependence Music & Arts Festival in Ireland.