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I recently met the editor of this book at one of his poetry readings. The Passion and truth on these pages are powerful. Just open the book, read a few lines from anywhere on the page, and you will read the entire thing.
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The Lay of the Love and Death of Cornet Christopher Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke
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Letters To Merline, 1919 1922 by Rainer Maria Rilke
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In Praise of Mortality by Anita Barrows
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On the Road by Jack Kerouac
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"Marked Days For to Understand the Contrast Made by a Two Dimensional Living
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He voted for: "unscrew the moon" by Andew Lundwall
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Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“The darker the night, the brighter the stars,
The deeper the grief, the closer is God!”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

Leo Tolstoy
“at one time, a freethinker was a man who had been brought up in the conceptions of religion, law and morality, who reached freethought only after conflict and difficulty. But now a new type of born freethinkers has appeared, who grow up without so much as hearing that there used to be laws of morality, or religion, that authorities existed... In the old days, you see, if a man - a Frenchman, for instance- wished to get an education, he would have set to work to study the classics, the theologians, the tragedians, historians and philosophers- and you can realize all the intellectual labour involved. But nowadays he goes straight for the literature of negation, rapidly assimilates the essence of the science of negation, and thinks he's finished.”
Leo Tolstoy

Ilya Kaminsky
“Author's Prayer

If I speak for the dead, I must
leave this animal of my body,

I must write the same poem over and over
for the empty page is a white flag of their surrender.

If I speak of them, I must walk
on the edge of myself, I must live as a blind man

who runs through the rooms without
touching the furniture.

Yes, I live. I can cross the streets asking "What year
is it?"
I can dance in my sleep and laugh

in front of the mirror.
Even sleep is a prayer, Lord,

I will praise your madness, and
in a language not mine, speak

of music that wakes us, music
in which we move. For whatever I say

is a kind of petition and the darkest days
must I praise.”
Ilya Kaminsky, Dancing in Odessa

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