Day 23 of #NaPoMo: American poet Kim Addonizio. It’s always happy hour in a Kim Addonizio poem, or at least it seems like it with her confessional words of a “drunken bitch.” Addonizio teaches, plays harmonica and sings, performing and giving readings periodically all over the United States. She lives in San Francisco. (photo via Aging Like a Fine Wine)
Poet of the Day for Day 21 of #NaPoMo: Dr. Seuss, aka Theodore Seuss Geisel. Where would the world be without the beloved rhymes, illustrations, and work of Dr. Seuss? “You can go on a Zike-Bike if you like,” and “the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all,” in the world of Seuss. With 46 children’s rhyme books published, Seuss will forever be honored as one of America’s greatest poets. (photo viaYoung Island)
Featured Poet of the Day for #NaPoMo: Shel Silverstein. A Chicago-born poet, a playwright, illustrator, and artist, Silverstein’s work and rhymes resonate through millions of readers around the world. He is most famous for his children’s books The Giving Tree and A Light in the Attic (photo via Library Land).
nothing matters but flopping on a mattress with cheap dreams and a beer as the leaves die and the horses die and the landladies stare in the halls; brisk the music of pulled shades, a last man’s cave in an eternity of swarm and explosion; nothing but the dripping sink, the empty bottle, euphoria, youth fenced in, stabbed and shaven, taught words propped up to die.”– Bukowski, Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame