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The Drunk Sonnets By Daniel Bailey

13 Oct

You know this book right? Come on. Good stuff there, like all twisting touching and funny. Get this book/read this book/reread this book/loan this book to your lonely friend. THIS IS A VOUCHED BOOK EVEN SO YOU KNOW ITS GOODFUNCOOLAWESOME.

But this post isn’t really about the book, it’s about the videos. See, people like to drink booze and read these poems into cameras and put those videos online. GREAT.

Daniel Bailey, the drunk sonneteer himself, has archived these videos on his blog. See them now and here and cool.

FANTASTIC

Actually, here is the first half of Drunk Sonnet 14, from the Drunk Blog:

IF ANYONE KNOWS WHAT IS GOING ON EVER THEN HEY
I AM HERE IT WOULD BE NICE TO TALK SOMETIME
INFOMERCIALS HAVE STARTED AND I KIND OF WANT TO DIE
I’M PRETTY SURE THIS ONE IS ACTUALLY FOR A MORGUE

OK SO ACTUALLY ITS FOR THE BIBLE OR SOMETHING
SO ITS A COMMERCIAL FOR TRYING TO BE HAPPY OR SOMETHING
BUT I AM NOT HAPPY TONIGHT NO I AM NOT JUST HERE
IF HAPPINESS EVER WORKED THEN HOW – I DON’T KNOW

Now, let’s all go watch a video, like we are watching it together, because watching/hearing people read poems is way better than reading and way less lonely, yes?