Give me this moment

Joshua Baumgarten

 
 

paperback/ gebrocheerd: € 20.00: GRATIS verzending! (NL)

ISBN: 9789492469120, geïllustreerd, 104 blz., September 2019, Engels
Formaat: 17.8 (h) x 10.8 (b) x 0.7 (d) cm. Gewicht: 103 gram.

Uitgever: Uitgeverij Kennemerland

trefwoorden: american dutch haarlem irrational library joshua mr weird beard politics universe urban baumgarten beat beatpoëzie poetry spoken word

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'Give Me This Moment' by poet/performer Joshua Baumgarten is the outspoken yet understated follow up to his 2015 collection of poetry and prose, 'The Poetry of Modern Urban Hope'. Picking up where his first full length collection left off, 'Give Me This Moment' brings to the page Baumgarten’s unique poetic energy, one that straddles the diverse world of the creative artist and that of being a father, a husband and poet. Baumgarten’s poetry finds its roots in the exploration of our common mundane and how we all strive to stay sane in our day to day. These are poems conversing with the reader on how we as people can still remain engaged in our seemingly topsy turvy world without allowing our mind and emotions to feed into the flames of populist rage. Baumgarten creates a poetic style that touches upon the serious side of life while still being able to serve it all up with a smile of sly understanding. 'Give Me This Moment' is the ideal book of poetry for people who still think that they don’t get poetry or that poetry doesn’t get them.


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over de schrijver(s)Joshua Baumgarten/The Irrational Library – (1971) Expat
suburban NY Jew living the life in the Netherlands. Was taught
early on by overly nationalistic school teachers to either “love
it or leave it” so he left it. Now up to his neck in the muck of
cultural agitation in Haarlemtown, Baumgarten is considered to
be the second coming of some unknown beat poet from the 60s.
Baumgarten denies this and does not believe in reincarnation.
Baumgarten has been said to use the word Fuck quite often in his
writings. Baumgarten is the author of a number of self-published
books and continues to have little patience for poetry editors.
As the frontman for the band The Irrational Library, Baumgarten
says a lot of things that a large number of Dutch people don’t
associate with. Baumgarten hopes that one day, poetry will
be the golden shower to rain down upon all the nationalistic
idiots around the world.

Previous works
By Joshua Baumgarten
Heavy Handed Poems to be Bitched Slapped By (1998)
Getting Boned in the Backyard/Graveyard Shift Poems (1999)
Satori in Haarlem (1999)
Smoking Hash in Suburbia (2000)
Manifest This/Poems of Possibility (2000)
The Things I Have Seen in the Early Days of Spring (2001)
Confessions of a Man Crazy Enough to Breathe and Believe (2002)
The Man Who Moved Without Muscle (2004)
Wait a Minute My Life is Still Buffering... (2011)
Haarlemtown re (2013)
My Jet Lagged Lament for the New York State
that I Used to Know (2013)
The Poetry of Modern Urban Hope (2015)
We What People (2015)
inhoudsopgave* The creators must squeeze the juice from whatever fruit falls from the tree
* Elevate, alleviate and even appreciate
* Morning
* In remembrance...
* Regular Dad
* The pleasant and the deafening
* Frustration
* In the oversized footsteps of
* Sometimes it is all about the way that nothing is said
* A poet and a parent’s work
* Proud of what, boys?
* For these are the things that I would want my 16-year-old son to hear, if he ever decides to listen to me, again
* Give me this moment
* Leave it all as it should be, not as you think they might like it to be
* To the children of Haarlemtown
* So, the Universe and I were sitting in the back garden of my house the other day. The sun was out and we were both bored.
* I kept an eye on the world while on vacation
* Random animals and random friends
* When seek and destroy becomes hide and go seek
* The obvious and the ignorant and yet another documentary about it all on Netflix
* The tramp stamp and the inflatable poo emoji
* So, the Universe and I are doing what we usually do together and the Universe says,
* Some things are not meant to hurt but still need to be said anyway
* Fuck as a werkwoord
* As we remember to forget (May 4th 2018 Haarlem Herdenkingsceremonie)
* Grasshoppers and hot water with lemon and honey
* Fact
* So, the Universe and I were sitting in the middle of a road in the middle of the Leidsebuurt when the Universe says to me,
* Some of the stuff I believe in
* To be anything but complacent
* Everything at all times and all things at once
* Haarlemtown 2019
* When the poet
toelichting'Give Me This Moment' by poet/performer Joshua Baumgarten is the outspoken yet understated follow up to his 2015 collection of poetry and prose, 'The Poetry of Modern Urban Hope'. Picking up where his first full length collection left off, 'Give Me This Moment' brings to the page Baumgarten’s unique poetic energy, one that straddles the diverse world of the creative artist and that of being a father, a husband and poet. Baumgarten’s poetry finds its roots in the exploration of our common mundane and how we all strive to stay sane in our day to day. These are poems conversing with the reader on how we as people can still remain engaged in our seemingly topsy turvy world without allowing our mind and emotions to feed into the flames of populist rage. Baumgarten creates a poetic style that touches upon the serious side of life while still being able to serve it all up with a smile of sly understanding. 'Give Me This Moment' is the ideal book of poetry for people who still think that they don’t get poetry or that poetry doesn’t get them.
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