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Poetry as Insurgent Art by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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Feb 22, 2010

it was amazing
Read on February 22, 2010

I've read it before but like it now even more. Short lines, some not so good to me, but others great. 5 fives because short lines mean the ones that don't stick...don't stick.

"Mistrust metaphysics, trust in the imagination and re-fertilize it.

Instead of trying to escape reality, plunge into the flesh of the world.

If you call yourself a poet, sing it, don't state it."

Just because it's poetry doesn't mean it has to be monotone!

watch out for poets on the loose
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