TIL about Rob McKuen, the bestselling poet in American history who sold 60 million books and 100 million records but is all but forgotten today

Read more: https://slate.com/culture/2022/10/rod-mckuen-best-selling-poet-songs-what-happened.html

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  1. We who gather here today shall not allow his name to be lost to the sands of time! Each one of you who sees this post, go out into the world today and speak his name. Tell one person about his deeds at work, in the drive-thru, during a polite bank robbery or home invasion, while buying nails to finally hang that goddamn frame that has two hangy things on the back instead of just one in the center so now you have to make sure the nails are perfectly level or the picture is gonna be crooked and drive you absolutely fucking nu–just tell somebody, anybody!

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