Patti Smith shares a profound connection with the literary icon Sylvia Plath. One can appreciate this connection further through Smith’s performance of Plath’s poem, “The Moon and The Yew Tree.”
This year marks 50 years since the passing of Jim Morrison. Jim took the route of stardom as the singer of The Doors. He always fancied himself as a poet and wanted to be taken seriously in that craft. The Lords and the New Creatures, Morrison’s first book, was published in 1970 and was considered pretentious at best. His Dionysus complex made him a drunkard buffoon in the eyes of the literary world. Doors fans on the other hand consider his poetic material differently. Morrison is getting the royal treatment with a definite anthology of all his writing. For the first time, unpublished material will be released to the public. The Collected Works of Jim Morrison is an almost 600-page anthology of the writings that promises to please all fans of Jim Morrison.
In Clarity & Connection, Yung Pueblo describes how intense emotions accumulate in our subconscious and condition us to act and react in certain ways. In his characteristically spare, poetic style, he guides readers through the excavation and release of the past that is required for growth. A powerful resource for those invested in the work of personal transformation, building self-awareness, and deepening their connection with others.
Instagram has sparked poetic creativity. Sabina Laura has parlayed her @sabinalaurapoerty Instagram account into A little sunshine and a little rain: A Poetry Journal in book format.
Given everything New York has endured recently, this book offers a timely celebration of a unique and wonderful city and its people—written to honor the ties and realities that bind them together. Alongside the sweet, and often funny, haiku poems, wistful illustrations help bring New York to life.
Don’t be polite. Bite in. Pick it up with your fingers and lick the juice that may run down your chin. It is ready and ripe now, whenever you are. You do not need a knife or fork or spoon or plate or napkin or tablecloth. For there is no core or stem or rind or pit or seed or skin to throw away.