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The Poet Confronts Bukowski's Ghost

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Paperback, 114 pages
Published June 30th 2018 by Philosophical Idiot
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James
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You won’t know it until you’re halfway through, but Kat Giordano’s poems begin, like most things, with myth. She’ll tell you about how Adam started this whole mess, getting his hot little hands under Eve’s leaf. This book is the sweetest rotten apple you’ll ever eat. Or maybe it’s a pomegranate, containing untold more of the same inside, planting seeds in your mind that you might have trouble not watering.

The rot, then: sure, there’s depravity, if you take the classical definition. Sex, drugs a
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Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
During my freshman year of college, a classmate suggested in the margin of a story that I submitted for workshop that I read some Bukowski, saying that it had influenced him and believing that I could benefit from it. I’d admired the work that classmate had submitted to our workshop for its wry sparseness, and so that afternoon, I went to the nearby bookstore and bought the first Charles Bukowski book I saw. I was prepared to be changed. To magically actualize as a writer. To feel — as the books ...more
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*I received a copy of Kat Giordanos’s The Poet Confronts Bukowski’s Ghost for review purposes. As always, this review reflects only my honest thoughts on the book.*

When I finally sat down to read Kat Giordano’s The Poet Confronts Bukowski’s Ghost, it had been quite a few weeks since I’d written more than a few lines of poetry. Life had turned into a series of crises and I was so on-edge that any time I wasn’t spending tackling the latest problem was allocated to sleep; my usual compulsion to wri
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Kat Giordano is a writer in New Jersey. She is the author of one novel (The Fountain, Thirty West Publishing House, 2020) and one poetry collection (The Poet Confronts Bukowski's Ghost, Philosophical Idiot, 2018). She is also the editor of the new literary website VANITY (@VANITYpress). Her writing can be found all over the internet and on her website katgiordano.com. She tweets at @giordkat. ...more

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