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Harry Whitewolf’s hard-hitting, straight-talking, seventh collection of poetry combines topical anti-establishment and anti-fascist themes with anecdotal reminiscing, personal confessions, and verse about immigration, television, drugs, pubs, cigs and gigs, delivered with Whitewolf’s humorous, playful, passionate and distinctive voice.

Unpretentious and powerful poetry for
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Kindle Edition, 198 pages
Published September 22nd 2017
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Janie C.
Sep 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If only the world would follow Harry Whitewolf's Ten Commandments. They are fair and they make complete sense. Unfortunately, most of the planet is a clusterfuck made up of technology, unremitting status quo, warfare, bigotry and irrational leadership. Harry's writing is a jazzy flow of emotions and empathy for the downtrodden. If the underdogs do unite to make this world a better place, then count me in. And never forget The Tenth Commandment: Thou shalt not be a dick. Amen.
Joseph Spuckler
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
Hard hitting and relevant poetry covering the hot topics of today from technology (When was the last time you have seen Hadron Colliders in a poem), immigration, live wage, political leaders, consumerism, and meat...particular dog meat. All of this is tied together with some nostalgia of cigs and gigs.
Andy Carrington
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Just gon leave this here:

"The revolution will not be tweeted.

You will not be able to stay at home, glued to Netflix on your
laptop.
You will not be able to add plug-ins, turn on security settings
and zone out with Dropbox.
You will not be able to lose yourself on porn.com
Or whip it out for a quick release during YouTube
commercials,
Because the revolution will not be online."
Liz
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Poetry is such an interesting medium... It can be fiction and non-fiction at the same time. The good thing about it, unless you know it straight from the poet/author, you will always be left wondering: which is it?

Either way, poetry takes interesting personal experiences and passion for knowledge. With both of those qualities backing the writer up, the verse will flow, open to interpretation for the reader.
Underdogs Unite is an interesting collection of two differing themes, bridged by a
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Rebecca Gransden
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Underdogs Unite shoves like a trick question. First in line - I keep seeing the title as Underdogs Untie. Every time. This fits with a collection blueprinted in a warm simplicity, callbacked to directness. So drenched in complexity, agendas and filth is the everyday, it takes a shuffling of files to accept the whittling and stripping contained within. Can everyone take that promised breath and step away from the content creators, for a second? I detest the rules of the screen, and do all I can ...more
Harry Whitewolf
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: poetry
Read an excerpt of Underdogs Unite HERE
Rodney
Oct 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Underdogs Unite, Harry Whitewolf uses a breadth of styles and approaches to convey pertinent ideas and also take a few trips down memory lane. Whether the tone of the poem be satirical, no-nonsense, reminiscent or critical, I found to it be entertaining throughout. Racists, homophobes, materialists, bankers, royalty and nearly all “bully types” are called out. The apathetic and tech-addicted populace could do much more to better the system, it’s been done before. My favorites:

Be Sweet, Not
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Paul E. Morph
Jun 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another cracking collection of in-your-face poetry from Harry Whitewolf, 'Underdogs Unite' takes a critical look at society and skewers it like a butterfly on a pin-board. 'Underdogs Unite' is like a punk album without the noise.

If you're feeling cheesed off with the excrement you're forced to wade through to get to the end of the day every day, having a read of this might make you feel a bit better. Or it might just make you angrier.

One of the things I like most about Harry's poetry is that,
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James Morcan
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm a huge fan of Harry Whitewolf aka "The Whitewolf" (check my other reviews of his books).

Most of the time with his titles you either get Micro Whitewolf or Macro Whitewolf.

His Micro version is poetry or prose (or a bit of both) about his own personal life experiences. His Macro version is same sort of writing style and genres but tackling big picture issues facing society now - things that really make you consider solutions for humanity.

But sometimes, every so often if you're really lucky,
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Casey Kiser
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry, favorites
'Speed Queen' and 'Schizophrenic Shrooms' ...yusss. Brilliant. Epic. I read that one over and over. It was like being there! Seriously, can I come next time? Other favs: 'One Night of Magic', 'I'm So Bored of Zombies', 'Racists' Tans' and this one really made me proud to know Harry 'Rainfall of shit upon the working poor/ Who are sidetracked by damn twerks and scores/ Save us from the Brave New World Order.' Mr. Whitewolf's work speaks volumes in guts and originality. This book will take you on ...more
Leo Robertson
Dec 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
HARRY! I READ IT!!!

Another excellent collection :)

I enjoyed the personal material and the ventures into flash fiction the best! Here's hoping for more. A prolific guy like Harry will I'm sure soon supply :)

The political material and conspiracy stuff isn't my personal taste, but I know that Harry's aware of that and doesn't delve into it as deeply as I'm sure he does in his discussions with likeminded folk :) My own beliefs are unfortunately unwavering and hold the central principle that most
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Tony Sunderland
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I find that reviewing a book on poetry can be a very difficult task. This is because one poem, if it is well written can penetrate parts of a person in the same way an entire book or film can. Harry Whitewolf’s latest collection of poems, Underdogs Unite, gives us a tsunami of words that will kick-start apathetic Western hearts.
In order to be underdogs, there must be overlords and Harry has them in full supply. Ranging from royalty to politicians, fascists, bankers and a cabal of the ruling
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David
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
These are passionate poems. Not about love exactly, more towards life and humanity and the world. There are a few really short ones that are beautiful little gems. Unpretentious all around.
Jason
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2017, poetry
Where to begin with this book? First off, this collection is far longer than Harry’s previous releases and that is a majorly good thing, it’s like he has stepped up a level and is closer to the famous beat poets of the past. Secondly, he mentions Red Dwarf, Hell yeah!

When I read a poetry book I always like to look for that one poem that stands out and announce that that one is my favourite, in this book though I’d find my favourite, a few pages later I’d find a new favourite and yet a few more
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A. Blumer
Jan 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
When I first started reading poetry (not all that long ago to be honest), I didn't care for the long collection because of my poor attention span, but I've completely come around on that after this one! Plus, the digital format for reading is so much harder for me so that definitely played into my discontent, and once I had Underdogs in my actual hand--in the flesh of its spine, the bone of my fingers--I couldn't get enough at points!

This book covers injustice on every level and from one side
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Mat
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In Underdogs Unite, Mr. Whitewolf is encouraging all of us underdogs out there to stand up and put our oppressors in place. Just say 'no' to unequal rights, racism, bigotry, wages beyond minimal, sexism, and becoming another smartphone zombie.

He addresses many of the major problems in our contemporary world head-on and sometimes very humorously so this book was very enjoyable to read.

When he talks about underdogs and people suffering in ghettos and on the streets, he is talking about the
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India
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Well-written, good flow, and important things that need to be said. I really enjoyed this book a lot.
Madeline
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Honest. Passionate. Funny.

I would first like to thank Harry Whitewolf for generously making Underdogs Unite, and various other texts, available on Amazon for free.

Whitewolf's poetry is remarkable. He is blessed with the rare gift of satirical commentary and black humour that courses through all of his work. I didn't stop smiling the entire time. With a variety of forms, poetry length and techniques the poetry is diverse and entertaining, while shedding light on serious issues the world faces.

I
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Harry Whitewolf
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Read an excerpt of Underdogs Unite HERE.

M. McIvor
Sep 17, 2017 rated it liked it
The title is "Underdogs Unite," so I had expected most of the author’s poems to at least adhere to this theme, whether a poem is serious in tone, or comical, or satirical, or sarcastic. But nope! Not really. It’s all over the place. But that’s all right. I can deal with that.

There were a couple of gems, like “Refugee.” I think I like that poem best. It was satirical, sure, but insightful and had substance.

But the majority of the “poems” in the book sound like journal entries, or very short
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He's the author of two ragamuffin travelling tales: Route Number 11 (about Harry's five-month drunken journey around Argentina; and across the borders to Paraguay, Chile and Brazil) and The Road To Purification (which describes his mad-as-fuck pot-smoking trip around Egypt). In addition, Harry has written eight collections of distinctive contemporary poetry,
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“Fascists always attack minorities,
Which is an irony,
'Cos fascists are a minority.”
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