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The Bones of Our Existence Book Release: March 15th, 2016 at 12 Midnight http://www.thepoemremains.com

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Quake Quake Quake

C__Data_Users_DefApps_AppData_INTERNETEXPLORER_Temp_Saved Images_QuakeQuakeQuake.jpgAlthough I’m not the first poet to ever write a book of post-apocalyptic poetry (The Bones of Our Existence) I can happily say that I have been preceded by such poets as the likes of Paul Dehn and even by a poem by Lord Byron called “The Darkness”. Here’s a great article on Paul Dehn’s book, a collaboration with famous artist Edward Gorey entitled “Quake Quake Quake”


The Apocalyptic Poetry of Paul Dehn

Poetry Breakfast Reopens Its Doors


Poetry Breakfast

Beginning March 20th, 2016 Poetry Breakfast will once again serve a little poetic nourishment every morning.

Please see our Submission Guidelines for all the details.

And don’t forget to tell all your word eating friends that we’ll be serving poetry for breakfast.

Poetry Breakfast caters to poets and poetry lovers in two ways.  First, we deliver a new poem every morning.  Additionally, we host a Poetry Potluck and Inspiration Buffet every Sunday.

Daily Poetry Breakfast: (Beginning March 20th, 20016)

Every morning, Poetry Breakfast delivers a new poem.  Our daily poems are handpicked by the editor to insure they are fresh and delicious.  If you are interested having your poems added to our menu, see our Submission Guidelines.  Submissions are accepted year-round.

Sunday Poetry Potluck and Inspiration Buffet: (Beginning Feb. 14th, 2016)

Each Sunday we offer a buffet of inspiration to spark your creative juices.  Additionally, all poets are…

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Patti Smith on Lou Reed: “He recited the great poets — Rupert Brooke, Hart Crane, Frank O’Hara”

Locus Solus: The New York School of Poets

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As someone who has been trying to make the case that there’s an important and under-recognized connection between the New York School of poets and Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground, I know that for some skeptics, one nagging fact gets in the way: Reed rarely, if ever, specifically mentioned Frank O’Hara or other New York School poets when he talked about literature (and he talked about literature a lot).

So my ears perked up when I heard the moving speech Patti Smith gave last night to mark Lou Reed’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Smith (who I’ve also discussed in connection with New York School poetry) recalls a night when she had an hours-long conversation with Reed (while he sat in a bathtub dressed in black, of course) about a whole host of topics — including “the struggles of those who fall between genders,” political corruption, the glories of…

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