For classmates, Max Wilson & Jeff Button, their disdain towards Texas Tech’s exclusive English department divides relationships. Yet, a new medium, ‘Glanceagram’, is discovered and their dreams of becoming an ‘instapoet’ turn into a grandiose reality neither expected. “Instapoet”, a comedy, draws inspiration from the illustrious Instagram subcommunity. Analyzing trends and exposing devious practices, this novel centralizes on how one’s moral compass is contested with lofty expectations and delusions of grandeur.
While some of his followers clearly understand it’s satire, many others seem not to. -(PBS Newshour)
Poet Thom Young bristles at the popularity of Instapoets, posting satirical verse on the web to prove his point. -The Wall Street Journal
“The funniest book I’ve read, a high comedy for the ages!” -Scott Laudati (author of Play The Devil, Kuboa Press)
Thom Young is a writer from Texas. His work has been in PBS Newshour, The Wall Street Journal, The Oxford Review, and over a hundred literary journals. A 2008 Million Writers Award and 2016 Pushcart Prize nominee. His work was recently featured in the Friction Series in over 700 Barnes and Noble locations.