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Poetry for recovery

An NYC Poet Finds Inspiration in Past Addictions
3 years ago

An NYC Poet Finds Inspiration in Past Addictions

Gil Fagiani pulled out a copy of “White Lightning,” a tabloid from 1972, whose yellowed, brittle pages declared revolution. Inside, he pointed to a polemic he wrote headlined “Racism and …
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‘Hollywood & God’ by Robert Polito
3 years ago

‘Hollywood & God’ by Robert Polito

By  • Heroin, Poetry

Hollywood & God By ROBERT POLITO If only God would save me, I would know how to hurt you. If only God would save me, I would know who to sell …
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‘Driving and Drinking’ by David Lee
3 years ago

‘Driving and Drinking’ by David Lee

By  • Alcohol, Poetry

North to Parowan Gap

Turn right up there and get off these pavements there aint no sense to holding up the traffic and we aint hurrying you just turn …
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AFTERNOON HAPPINESS by Carolyn Kizer
3 years ago

AFTERNOON HAPPINESS by Carolyn Kizer

By  • Culture, Poetry

  AFTERNOON HAPPINESS

By Carolyn Kizer

At a party I spy a handsome psychiatrist, And wish, as we all do, to get her advice for free. Doctor, I’ll …
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‘ABBA’ by Dennis Cooper
3 years ago

‘ABBA’ by Dennis Cooper

By  • People, Poetry

ABBA

By Dennis Cooper

 

We snort all our coke on the way to the party. We bring the new album. We dance while we listen. The band is …
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‘Lifetimes Completely Used Up’ by Charles Bukowski
3 years ago

‘Lifetimes Completely Used Up’ by Charles Bukowski

In the cupboard sits my bottle like a dwarf waiting to scratch out my prayers. I drink and cough like some idiot at a symphony, sunlight and maddened birds are …
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‘AN ANATOMY OF THE WORLD’ by John Donne
3 years ago

‘AN ANATOMY OF THE WORLD’ by John Donne

By  • Alcohol, Poetry

AN ANATOMY OF THE WORLD By John Donne

When that rich soul which to her heaven is gone, Whom all do celebrate, who know they have one (For who …
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‘Joey Awake Now’ by Glyn Maxwell
3 years ago

‘Joey Awake Now’ by Glyn Maxwell

By  • Alcohol, Poetry

Joey Awake Now by Glyn Maxwell Some poems, right some poems. I’m a lover of poems. And yes, we lovers of poems must stick together. Don’t mind me. Pardon? Glenn? …
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‘Man of the House’ by Bob Hicok
3 years ago

‘Man of the House’ by Bob Hicok

By  • Pills, Poetry, Sex

Man of the House

by Bob Hicok

It was a misunderstanding. I got into bed, made love with the woman I found there, called her honey, mowed the lawn, had …
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THE BEAUTIFUL by Roddy Lumsden
3 years ago

THE BEAUTIFUL by Roddy Lumsden

By  • Poetry, Sex

THE BEAUTIFUL By Roddy Lumsden

Into perplexity: as an itch chased round an oxter or early man in the cave mouth watching rain-drifts pour from beyond

 

his understanding. …
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