Joshua Baumgarten/The Irrational Library – (1971) Expat suburban NY Jew living the life in the Netherlands. Was taught early on by overly nationalistic school teachers to either “love it or leave it” so he left it. Now up to his neck in the muck of cultural agitation in Haarlemtown, Baumgarten is considered to be the second coming of some unknown beat poet from the ’60s. Baumgarten denies this and does not believe in reincarnation. Baumgarten has been said to use the word Fuck quite often in his writings. Baumgarten is the author of a number of self-published books and continues to have little patience for poetry editors. As the frontman for the band The Irrational Library, Baumgarten says a lot of things that a large number of Dutch people don’t associate with. Baumgarten is currently writing a collection of sweet character assassination pieces about members of the Republican party. Baumgarten hopes that one day, poetry will be the golden shower to rain down upon all the nationalistic idiots around the world.