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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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Happy Imaginings: Charles Bukowski

Happy Imaginings: Charles Bukowski Find what you love and let it kill you. ~ Charles Bukowski This is Fake News There is a book I’ve always wanted to write called 20 famous people worth having a beer with.  Essentially, I … 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 I first encountered Alan Kaufman as one of the primary authors of the American Bible of Outlaw Poetry.  This first piece, Let … Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance ~ Carl Sandburg We’re wrapping up National Poetry Month and so as a goodbye to April here’s a list of some amazing poets and their work. … 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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National Poetry Month: A Eulogy to Amuse the Penguins

National Poetry Month: A Eulogy to Amuse the Penguins Age is just a number.  Life and aging are the best gifts we could ever have.      ~ Cicely Tyson So given it’s national poetry month I thought I would … 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: David Lerner

Happiness is Poetry: David Lerner Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. ― Leonard Cohen David Lerner is another poet I found in the Outlaw Bible of American Poetry.  … 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: Raina Maria Rilke

Happiness is Poetry: Raina Maria Rilke Tonight another poet suggested to me by the wonderful Suzanne Burns, Raina Maria Rilke.  Short, powerful pieces, reminiscent of Peter McWilliams but with a somewhat haunting quality.  Amazing to me these pieces where written … Continue reading

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