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The Pretentious Coffeehouse Poet-Type Guy (poem)

PART 1

There’s this guy named Hep Cat.
He wears a little cap.
He likes to sit in coffeehouses
writing lots of crap.

He sports a little goatee… 1,177 more words

General

Book Review: Naked Lunch: The Restored Text by William S. Burroughs

Sanguine poetry dressed in the sex and suffering of addiction.

That’s how I wish I could describe Naked Lunch.

Addiction is horrifying. Worse than any disease, more debilitating than any ordinary suffering, it is the surrender of one’s identity to a single moment of weakness. 534 more words

Book Review

Track of today! The Margarets - Spoonful of Love. 

Also with yet another lifelong status as a favorite track that has been in the following over two decades. Going in thick and thin. A track that certainly are not a house track, but the contextual essence of the track is so off the charts deeply rooted with what house culture stands for. 319 more words

What is it to be a Bohemian? The Where & When of Bohemian Culture

Counter-culture trends seem to repeat themselves throughout history. The cycle of the up and coming generation of youth latching onto a small established sub-sect of society is a familiar one. 1,526 more words

History

Dear J. Alfred Prufrock

Futility in the pages of decades old poetry, mold in the bindings of our 50-year-old dreams. Do you remember cliff-diving outside of Santa Ana? The strangers we lived with in the woods, new friends from San Francisco. 167 more words

Literature

BOOK REVIEW: Collected Poems 1947 - 1997 by Allen Ginsberg

Collected Poems 1947-1997 by Allen Ginsberg
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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This “collection” is actually 13 collections bound together in one volume that presents much of the published poetry of the Beat poet Allen Ginsberg over the second half of the 20th century—till his death in 1997. 594 more words

Books

That Which We Call A Rose

I pulled the covers in tight around me to shake the chill that slid up my spine. It did little good, but for my peace of mind. 2,931 more words