Poems and Songs

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Salem House Press, Mar 30, 2014 - Poetry - 78 pages
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My favorite spot is a seat by a window. If it is a bar stool and the street is active, so much the better. Behind the counter in a store looking through an open door works just as well. So does a bedroom overlooking a park. A bus or plane will also do, as long as the seat or scene is moving. They are all metaphors for a curious, restless mind. I started writing poetry as a boy after discovering my father's high school text of One Hundred Narrative Poems. In my early teens an older cousin sent me a copy of The Beat Generation and the Angry Young Men. That same year I stumbled on a facing page bilingual edition of Baudelaire which I thought would help my French studies. These random events pointed the way to a whole new world. I have been gone ever since. Open up to any page, and have a look.

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Will Pirone stretches the span from the Beat Generation, the Hippies, to the retired software engineer of the 90's. Lyrical jive and romance at its best.  He has a traditionally honed poet's soul which strayed after meeting some Merry Pranksters. 

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