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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.
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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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Kat Giordano is a poet and crybaby from Pennsylvania. She is one of two co-editors of Philosophical Idiot. Her debut full-length poetry collection, The Poet Confronts Bukowski's Ghost, is currently available through Amazon, and her work has appeared in OCCULUM, CLASH Magazine, Ghost City Review, the Cincinnati Review, and others, as well as a variety of manic, late-night Facebook messages. She twe ...more