'Red,' A Poem By Karen Mary, Read By RM.

To listen/see/read more of the artist’s work, please visit http://karen-mary.tumblr.com/ or http://vimeo.com/karenmaryberr

A Quote on How To Live, written by Hermann Hesse, read by RM.

You Are Tired (I Think) a poem by EE Cummings, read by RM.

An Excerpt From ‘Paradise,’ Written By Toni Morrison, Read By RM.

A Letter From A 22 - Year - Old Hunter S. Thompson, To His Friend Hume, Read By RM.

In April of 1958, a 22 year-old Hunter S. Thompson wrote a letter on the meaning of life when asked by a friend for advice. What makes his response all the more profound is the fact that at the time, the world had no idea that he would become one of the most important writers of the 20th century. Therefore his beliefs about purpose were hypothetical—they were statements of faith.

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'Is/Not,' A Poem By Margaret Atwood, Read By RM.

A Letter From Maya Angelou, To Her Younger Self, Read By RM.

In 1945, weeks after graduating from high school and with no support from the child’s father, 17-year-old Maya Angelou gave birth to her only son. Two months later, desperate for independence, she moved out of her mother’s home, found accommodation of her own, and began to raise her son. Over the next 70 years, Maya Angelou achieved more than most as a celebrated and award-winning author, poet, educator, dramatist, actress, filmmaker, and activist. The first of her seven autobiographies, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, is considered a classic.

Eight years ago, she wrote a letter of advice to her younger self. It was reprinted in the book, What I Know Now: Letters to My Younger Self.

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'To The Whore Who Took My Poems,' a poem by Charles Bukowski, read by RM.

'Tulips,' a poem by Sylvia Plath, read by RM.