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Paul Smolens

Paul Smolens Paul was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, just outside Boston in 1961, the Chinese year of the buffalo. He awoke from a six-year, cannabis-crazed college experience with a degree in English Literature and headed to USPIRG, a Ralph Nader-based group bent on changing the world one recyclable at a time. Becoming a writer seemed a natural progression for an unambitious progressive on a lifelong path of minimalistic skepticism. Today Paul writes "gonzo" poetry like "Count Meowt," an homage to the last of the great vampire cats that appears in his yet to be published book entitled, View From Another Planet.