It was great to see Sam Marsh reading some of his great poetry and prose from his new book, 'Wisdom of the Punk Buddha' at the Word Habit gig recently, alongside other poets and authors like James Domestic and Mary Dickins.
In case you missed it, here's a couple of video clips of Sam to check out:
Enlightenment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jet2b61qda8 Psychic Healers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mp-l9EUlg9M Colonic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR8BwKOZRII Dog Toys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdVbjH5B4Eg
The reviews of 'Wisdom of the Punk Buddha' say:
Wisdom of the Punk Buddha is the perfect amalgamation of thoughtful poetry and the accumulated wisdom of a lifetime of Buddhist philosophy and knowledge and devotion to the punk scene. Built around a series of easy to digest life lessons. It’s a book that poses a simple question - “Do you want to be better person? Do you want to be better tomorrow than you were today?” If the answer is yes, then your journey to punk rock and personal enlightenment begins here...
Tim Cundle, Mass Movement
A mixture of very enjoyable punk poetry and Buddhist thought... designed to help you make sense of the world and your place in it. This book shows that a lot of punk rock thoughts and ideas can be found in Buddhism, if you look at it the way Sam Marsh does.
Tony Whatley, Suspect Device
Wisdom of the Punk Buddha teaches us about true punk rock ethos, principles of Buddhism, love, peace, unity, wisdom, and many other topics through a comprehensive collection of thoughtfully written poems. The author shares his thoughts, observations, and criticism but also takes time to explain some background too. Wisdom of the Punk Buddha is a must read for every bookworm punkrocker.
Djordje Miladinović, Thoughts Words Action