Monthly Archives: July 2014
Poetry, Reality TV And Rebellion
Ezra Pound was one of the most original and influential poets of the 20th century. Not only did he point out new directions for poetry with his own trailblazing verse, he helped promote important modernist writers such as T S Eliot and James Joyce. Now for the bad news. By the time the second world war broke out, Pound had become a fascist sympathiser as well as an anti-semite, or someone who hated jews. He made broadcasts on Italian radio promoting fascism. Pound was arrested in 1945 for treason against his country, America. He spent over a decade in a mental hospital, discredited, yet a source of inspiration for poets everywhere, many who travelled to his hospital to speak with him …
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Keeping Things Whole
“If death is like a sonnet then life would be a haiku. The sonnet, a lyrical poem, the beauty and magic with the last breath~ love, words fading and floating off into the abyss that is space whilst our everyday lives or days more important than normal become just a mere whisper in only a few short syllables through which we convey with our hearts the truth of the universe in a single moment briefly.”
~ R.M. Engelhardt
“Sometimes it’s great, and sometimes it’s shit.
These are the things all the great philosophers
just won’t tell you flat out about life.
You keep moving, keep living, keep breathing
And you keep writing-creating because that’s what you do
And that’s who you are. There are no magical voices to guide
You except your own. Make it count.
~ R.M. ENGELHARDT
R.M. Engelhardt : The Lost Editions Now Available Again On Scribd : Versus & Versus~Lexikon
“V E R S U S” ~ 2009, which is an experimental book of my poems & work. Comprised of older re-invented poetic forms & poetry prose pieces based on The Song Of Solomon, Surrealism, Dreams, Tarot & even some old norse and ancient egyptian forms.
Poems By R.M. Engelhardt 2010
They indeed were comrades of the gods,
Possessed of Truth, the poets of old:
The fathers found the hidden light
And with true prayer brought forth the dawn.
Albany, NY based poet, writer R.M. Engelhardt has published several books over the last decade including Nod~Logos~Alchemy~The Last Cigarette: The Collected Poems of R.M. Engelhardt & others. His current experimental book of poetry & prose is called “Versus” A poet & writer, Engelhardt through his ideas & visions has helped to create a large amount of the Upstate, Albany, NY spoken word~poetry scene and is the host of “VoX” an Open Mic For Poets held @ The Fuze Box on every last Friday evening of each month. Thru his efforts along with such writers as Thom Francis he has created such groups the Albany Poetry Syndicate as well as Albany Poets (Now http://www.AlbanyPoets.com), which have left a lasting mark on the upstate NY literary scene. His work has also been published by many journals both in print including Retort, Verve, Industrial Nation, Sure! The Charles Bukowski Newsletter, Thunder Sandwich, The Angry Poet, Full of Crow & many others.
VERSUS : THE POEMS OF R.M. Engelhardt 2009 by R.M. Engelhardt Writer
Versus~Lexikon: Poems By R.M. Engelhardt 2010 by R.M. Engelhardt Writer