Hi, folks! Dane here, and today is the long awaited launch day for my new poetry book, Oceanus!

Oceanus is a long-form experimental poem about the RMS Titanic that I first started working on over ten years ago. It’s based on the exact version of .

You can click here to check it out on Amazon, or read on to find out a little more.



ex-pat down with all hands
seen one Wednesday
in a sinking southern city.

It hit the April showers
serving death
en route to Yorkshire,
killing peace and war and
Mary timed it well,
she was the biggest,
longest woman
to float the virgin shore.

OCEANUS TELLS A STORY that’s been told a thousand times before, one that’s known all around the world – the tale of a passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean with massive loss of life. Oceanus tells the story of the RMS Titanic.

Praise for Eyes Like Lighthouses When the Boats Come Home:

“Recommended for those who enjoy poetry, or just want some honest language that arrives in an artful way.” – J. D. DeHart

“Dane Cobain gives us raw, disturbing, yet truthful poetry. It may be a bit disturbing, but sometimes the truth can be disturbing.” – Chrissy

“I highly recommend this book for fans of spoken word poetry.” – Jeremy Fee



Oceanus features the talents of Umer Shaikh on the cover design, and the paperback also includes illustrations by Kadir Türkegül (illustrations).

I chose to release it today because it’s the 111th anniversary of the Titanic’s fateful collission with the iceberg, and it’s available in both paperback and ebook formats. You can find out more about it on Amazon and on Goodreads.

If you’re in the mood for more poetry, feel free to check out my first poetry book, Eyes Like Lighthouses When the Boats Come Home, by clicking here. You can also click here to view the rest of my books on Amazon or here to check them out on Goodreads.

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