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Can anyone recommend some good collections of poetry? I'd like it to be a little avant garde, but it's not entirely necessary. I feel like it could vastly help my songwriting and composition, plus it's a start on my quest to not fall into the teenage trap and come across as uncultured and ignorant. Thanks in advance.
#2
Get Tarantula by Bob Dylan. I don't know if you'd call it poetry, but it's some looney stuff. I really can't come close to giving an accurate description.
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I think there's a collection of poetry by Stephen Crane, but I forgot what it's called :-/
#4
I like Leonard Cohen's stuff.

But really any sort of awesome writers will do you good. Try R.W. Emerson. His self-reliance essay changed my life. He has excellent command of language to boot. Walt Whitman is also a great poet.

Hmm, yes, great stuff.
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I like Leonard Cohen's stuff.
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If you can find anything from Jim Morrison, get that if you can't just listen to some of the Doors, absolutely fantastic
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Because you are secretly afraid of his perverseness, or awesome self portraits!?
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do you specifically mean musicians? i mean, i read a lot of Frost, and some Dickinson, Browning, Yeats...and this should be in the pit
"I see my light come shining from the west down to the east
Any day now, any day now I shall be released"

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#9
I'm a big fan of Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson and Ralph Waldo Emerson. It's funny that I'm seeing this thread today because I wrote an essay just this morning pointing out similarities in the Rush song "Working Man" and the Whitman poem "I Hear America Singing".
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#11
get a book of shakespeare and read some of his sonnets. now THAT is some poetry. no one can call you uncultured if your poetry collection includes shakespeare. im also a fan of frost, but for some reason i cant think of my other favorite poets at the moment.
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Because you are secretly afraid of his perverseness, or awesome self portraits!?
Woah...he draws too?!
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Woah...he draws too?!



"The Book of Longing" has some of his pictures there. He isn't "good", but you can definately tell there are his.


He is as close to a hero as I have, as well as Emerson. I'm glad this thread happened.
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^ Sweet.


I haven't read any of his poems and obviously haven't seen any of his drawings, but I do know that absolutely adore The Partisian and So Long Marry Anne


And Susan too, but that's my mom's name so it kind of messes up the whole song for me :-/
#15
Howl And Other Poems by Alan Ginsburg
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

(and really anything by Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson)
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robert frost or e.a.poe
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