Eater of Mushrooms is a modern mythology about struggle and survival told through poetry. Each of the 32 poems represents a chapter in the tormented life of Lord Helios. The story builds from the true love of Sunflower, to friendships with Xander and Kanenas, to the toxic relationships of Kohol and Nico, all underscored by the terrifying pursuit of Skotadi and his army of Cicadas. In this story of loss and rebirth we meet the friends, lovers, ex-lovers, and enemies of Lord Helios, all of whom contribute to his endurance and ultimate triumph.
Scott Delaney is an American poet with New Zealand family influences. His first book, Eater of Mushrooms, is a modern mythology about struggle and survival told through poetry. His poetry expresses his belief that struggle is not always beautiful, but can result in triumph thru perseverance. Scott is known for his visceral style and vivid descriptions. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.