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An American Haiku in the Style of Jack Kerouac

The draining of

          this car battery

I call heart.


The Beat Writers and the Psychedelic Movement

This article was adapted from my talk at Breaking Convention 2015, held in London at Greenwich University. It has now been published by the excellent… 323 more words

Psychedelic Literature

Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac was an author and poet who rose to fame alongside Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs as part of the “beat generation”. Jack coined the beat generation term as it reflected the reality around him on the streets of America; exhausted, poor and homeless. 110 more words

Dylan Thomas

Growing up, my plan was to move to North Beach in San Francisco and live with the beatniks. Granted I was around 50 years too late, but no matter- I would bring a Revival of the culture if it didn’t exist. 144 more words



1. Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy
2. Submissive to everything, open, listening
3. Try never get drunk outside yr own house… 237 more words


Author Birthdays - Forward, March!

Gabriel Garcia Marquez (b. March 6, 1927, Aracataca, Colombia; d. April 17, 2014, Mexico City, Mexico)

“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.” Find more quotes  372 more words
Moline Library

Dharma Bum Blues- A Poem for Jack Kerouac 

Oh Jackie boy

Listen to the waves-

Ckeawassh ckreakash

Seafarin legs to walk

The ol dharma walk through skidrow

A Desolate angel burning bottles

And broke! 62 more words