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Great Poets In Their Own Words 3 of 4 (BBC)

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“Howl” by Amy Newman

Since I was first exposed to him in my first years as an undergraduate at a California community college, I have thoroughly enjoyed and been moved by Allen Ginsberg.  His 20th century epic poem “Howl” has long been a pillar … Continue reading

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Poetry Makes Nothing Happen

As an artist and as a student of art, I’ve spent a lot of time contemplating the role and importance of art in the world.  With so much suffering and turmoil, there are times when the pursuit of expression can … Continue reading

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On New Years Day, 2013

Our calendar has reset like that of the Mayans’, their calendar still counting centuries after their civilization was destroyed.  Many will make resolutions for the New Year, but more than the promises we make to ourselves, New Year’s Day should … Continue reading

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Johnny Depp on Allen Ginsberg

If you’ve been following this blog for any amount of time, you’ve likely figured out that one of my biggest idols and sources of inspiration is poet, prophet, activist, Buddhist, lover-of-humanity Allen Ginsberg.  I’ve studied his poetry.  I’ve given talks … Continue reading

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America, I’ve Given You All and Now I am Nothing

America, today is the day to get out there and vote.  Democracy is not a spectator sport.  And remember, if you don’t agree with the policies of President Obama or Governor Romney, there ARE other candidates to choose from. “Democracy! … Continue reading

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Interview with Allen Ginsberg

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