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R.M. Engelhardt

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in Albany, New York, The United States




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Albany, NY based poet, writer R.M. Engelhardt has published several books over the last two decades including The Last Cigarette: The Collected Poems of R.M. Engelhardt & others. 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 "THE SCHOOL OF NIGHT" an Open Mic For All Poets, Writers in Upstate,NY. His work has also been published by many journals both in print including Retort, Verve, Industrial Nation, Sure! Red Fez, Rusty Truck, The Charles Bukowski Newsletter, Thunder Sandwich, Fashion For Collapse, 2nd Avenue, The Angry Poet,Danse Macabre, Full of Crow & many others.

His new book is "The Bones Of Our Existence, Poems-R.M. Engelha

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A Writers Advice

Poetry and cigarettes

May save your soul,

Or what once

Someone told me

Before I grew old,

And scotch and women?

It’s all the same,

For these four things

Shall keep you quite sane

But now that I’m older

And wiser for wear

I know it’s only love

That keeps our souls here.

For words

Might be wisdom

And the words may be true

But love is more

Beautiful and

Far wiser than you

(shall ever ever be)

~ R.M.

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“A smoke, a book, a cup of coffee.

These are the little things that get us through this sometimes weary world and all the rainy days.”
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“Words are powerful. Words make a difference. They can create and destroy. They can open doors and close doors. Words can create illusion or magic, love or destruction. … All those things.”
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“In The End The Words Are The All And The Nothing.”
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“Write from truth, write from self.

Writing theory or conceptual writing may be

A way to create new forms or styles but in the end?

The Words Must Be Your Own.”
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“It may be the wrong decision, but fuck it, it's mine.”
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“Pay attention, and use your imagination.”
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