Punk Rock Is Cool for the End of the World: Poems and Notebooks of Ed Smith

Punk Rock Is Cool for the End of the World: Poems and Notebooks of Ed SmithPunk Rock Is Cool for the End of the World: Poems and Notebooks of Ed Smith by Ed Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amazing. Absolutely amazing. The story of every Beyond Baroque Poet I meet 10 years after Ed. So good:

Henry Rollins is
a commercial
version of me

the poems are great, the journal is better–acid at Disneyland, bleeding, confusion, bus rides in LA, so much good stuff. The Blue Clues Wikipedia high light. The sadness and lost and utter insanity of the late period journal entries (and trip to China? WTF?!).

But also goals a glory and loving ink flowing on paper and anxiety about readings and meeting respected author and coming to love your circle and just oh so much goodness.

ES is amazing and this book captures a very important voice in American poetics. Highly recommended mostly to West Coast Poets. Gold.

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