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Hanna Abi Akl

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Hanna Abi Akl is a Lebanese-born English writer. He lived in Beirut before moving to France in 2018.

Hanna writes contemporary poetry and prose. His writing has been heavily featured in literary magazines, poetry journals and anthologies.

Hanna has already published his debut novel, A Road Away From Home (2017), as well as two poetry collections, Diary In Poems (2018) and Vitality (2019).

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It's a Big Big World

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A Road Away From Home

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Diary in Poems

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The Road to Los Angeles by John Fante
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These are My Rivers by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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A brilliant collection of poems encompassing memories and reflections. Ferlinghetti shows flexibility in his style but his words remain pertinent and artistic all thr same. A recommended read.
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Selected Poems, 1908-1969 by Ezra Pound
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Spare a few verses, it is very hard to connect with Pound's poetry. The poet obviously possesses a certain genius, but his style - often hard to decipher - may break the spiritual connection of the poem for the reader. A hard and complex read.
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Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg
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A complex and layered read. One will feel like unpeeling the mind of Ginsberg as the poems move forward. Each piece reads like a lyrical prophecy and underlines the genius of the poet.
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“I find pieces of her
In songs, book quotes,
Even in the dismal corners
Of macabre streets
Hosting nobody except
Failed men and women”
Hanna Abi Akl, Diary in Poems

“I was in love
With every part of her
The parts
I knew
And the parts
I didn’t”
Hanna Abi Akl, Diary in Poems

“There are no superheroes
In this part of the world
Only mercenaries
Who’ve held their breaths
For so long”
Hanna Abi Akl, And We Chose Everything

“It always comes down to two choices; Get busy living, or get busy dying.”
Stephen King, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption: A Story from Different Seasons

“And some that smile have in their hearts, I fear, millions of mischiefs.”
William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

“Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.”
Mark Twain
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“Paradox though it may seem - and paradoxes are always dangerous things - it is none the less true that Life imitates art far more than Art imitates life.”
Oscar Wilde, The Decay of Lying

“It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

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