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Happiness is Poetry: Audre Lorde

Happiness is Poetry: Audre Lorde Tonight the poet I’d like to introduce you to is Audre Lorde.  She was a fierce black woman in life and in her words.  Her words remind me of one of my favorite poets Warsan … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Dominique Lowell

Happiness is Poetry: Dominique Lowell Poetry is thoughts that breathe, words that burn. ~ Thomas Gray A warning right off of the bat, Dominique Lowell will not be for everyone.  If you like flowery, lovely poetry stop now.  If you … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Edgar Allan Poe

Happiness is Poetry: Edgar Allan Poe Sometimes I’m terrified of my own heart; of its constant hunger for whatever it is it wants.  The way it stops and starts. ~ Edgar Allan Poe I have always loved Edgar Allan Poe’s … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Allen Ginsberg

Happiness is Poetry: Allen Ginsberg Howl By Allen Ginsberg For Carl Solomon I I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix, … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Hosho McCreesh

Happiness is Poetry: Hosho McCreesh So tonight my friends, the poetry of Hosho McCreesh, a poet I discovered in my communication with Doug Draime who recommended him to me.  Not suprisingly, Doug was right on the money.  Much like Doug’s … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Rumi

Happiness is Poetry: Rumi Tonight a selection from one of the most popular and most quoted poets, Rumi. A Moment of Happiness A moment of happiness, you and I sitting on the verandah, apparently two, but one in soul, you … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Alan Kaufman

Happiness is Poetry: Alan Kaufman The more sober you get, the more clearly you feel. ~ Alan Kaufman Originally posted, 2015 I first encountered Alan Kaufman as one of the primary authors of the American Bible of Outlaw Poetry.  This … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Pablo Neruda

LoHappiness is Poetry: Pablo Neruda Today another one of my favorite poets, Pablo Neruda almost the polar opposite of Bukowski, Pablo Neruda immerses himself in love and beauty and of course a bit of happiness.  So today, Ode to the … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Outlaw Poets

Happiness is Poetry: Outlaw Poets My absolute favorite poetry collection is entitled The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry and you can read it free on the link, today several selections from that collection, wonderful reading for a happy day my … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Leonard Cohen

Happiness is Poetry: Leonard Cohen To keep our hearts open is probably the most urgent responsibility you have as you get older. ~ Leonard Cohen If you know Leonard Cohen, you likely know him from his music and personally I … Continue reading

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