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Edgar Allan Poe: Life and Locations

Posted on May 2, 2012 by peter bell

Edgar Allan Poe was an American poet and writer known for his brilliant grasp of macabre storytelling, his gift for the rhythm and beauty of language, and (less complimentary) the dangers of addictive personality with maniacal artistic temperaments. What is often left out of the discussion is that E.A. Poe was one of the first […]

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Locations of Charles Bukowski

Posted on November 22, 2011 by peter bell

Called “a laureate of American low life” by Time magazine, Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) was a prolific poet and writer.  His subject matter was often drawn from his own storied existence: work drudgery, drunkenness, sex, gambling, and the craft of writing.  Uncompromising and confrontational, Bukowski’s style of writing has been categorized as “transgressive fiction” or “dirty […]

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