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Ten poets you’ve never heard of but you’re going to love

Ten poets you’ve never heard of but you’re going to love My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re better than my solitude.    ~ Warsan Shire Tonight to wrap up the last night of National Poetry month … 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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Happiness is Art: Some of My Favorite Poets

Happiness is Art: Some of My Favorite Poets An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way.  An artist says a hard thing in a simple way. ~ Charles Bukowski Happiness is Poetry: Bukowski Even More Bukowski At the … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Trista Mateer

Happiness is Poetry: Trista Mateer Tonight, upon the recommendation of Ashe Vernon, I bring you the poetry of Trista Mateer.  All of the poetry I really like is fairly raw, it’s the way I write and what I like to … Continue reading

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Happiness is the Poet Laureate of the Gutter

Happiness is the Poet Laureate of the Gutter Some people go crazy, what horrible lives they must lead Tonight I feature my favorite poet the quotes are his as well.  I first discovered him through his books and stories, Ham … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Powerful Female Poets

Happiness is Poetry: Powerful Female Poets Tonight for my weekly arts post I decided to reach back and drop a quick sample of three of my favorite poets, Sapphire, Warsan Shire and my newest, Ashe Vernon.  A piece by each … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Ashe Vernon

Happiness is Poetry: Ashe Vernon There are poets who sing you to sleep, and poets who ready you for war, I want to be both. ~ Ashe Vernon I was sitting in a friends house a couple of months ago … Continue reading

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Holiday Happiness: A Happiness Poem

Holiday Happiness: A Happiness Poem The holidays are a very stressful time for everyone and an exceptionally hard time for some.  So, until the New Year I’ll be posting a Holiday Happiness post each day to try help folks out … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Warsan Shire, again

Happiness is Poetry: Warsan Shire My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude. ~ Warsan Shire I love her stuff so much I figured I’d giver her a second day, enjoy my friends … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Warsan Shire

Happiness is Poetry: Warsan Shire Today a relatively recent discovery for me on the poetry front, Warsan Shire is amazing.  Her poetry is at times very dark, but always passionate and powerful.  We had a brief interaction on Twitter once, … Continue reading

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