About Us

Litkicks Personal

Turn off your mind relax and float downstream.

Welcome to Literary Kicks, a website about literature. It's also about music, philosophy, Internet culture, pacifism, visual art, world history, literary criticism, pop culture, politics, bad television.

This is my website — the name is Levi, nice to meet you — and I basically publish anything I think my readers will be interested in. I've been doing this for 21 years, so I guess it must be my idea of fun.

I also post literary links on Facebook, and occasionally post smart-alecky comments about whatever is going on in the world on Twitter.

I don't often run contributed articles, but if you have an idea that seems to be right up Litkicks's alley, please pitch me at litkicks@gmail.com.

You can also use that email address if you'd like to call my attention to a book, but please know that I absolutely do not review emerging writers on Literary Kicks. I am stating this emphatically because many young writers or their publicists put a lot of effort into sending me very clever emails inviting me to read their newly published novels or short story collections. But I simply don't have time, and I only select new works of fiction to read based on word of mouth. (I make a living as a software developer, and I never have enough time to read as many books as I wish I could.)

Please query me before sending review copies. My address is:

Literary Kicks
PO Box 751246
Forest Hills, NY 11375 USA

Now ... if you'd like to hear about the ancient history of this website, and all that madman stuff, you can read my memoir of the Silicon Alley boom and crash (1993 to 2003). It's a pretty good story and I'm still planning to publish it as a book when I can find the time for one more round of revision.

Here's a June 2015 podcast interview at BreakThru Radio in which I talk about the history of Litkicks and lots of other things.

Here's an interview I did at The Nervous Breakdown on the 20th birthday of Literary Kicks.

I built this site because I believe literature can change the world. It hasn't yet, but that only means we're not writing hard enough yet. Hope you enjoy your visit to Literary Kicks.

4 Responses to "About Us"

by sharon on


by Carlos Alberto ... on

Just to say how great I is Litkicks, specially the way you all help people to build solid critical thought. I would like to receive updates from litkicks, but I really do not know how to subscribe a feed. In case you have a mailing list, I would appreciate if my address was included.
Thanks a lot.
Carlos Alberto
São Paulo/BRAZIL

by Levi Asher on

Thanks Carlos! There is currently no mailing list, but if you "like" Litkicks on Facebook or follow my personal feed on Twitter, I will post an update every time something new is published here.


by erik on

Hi Levi,

Just wanted to say thanks for this teriffic blog, the enormous amount of info on some of my favourite authors, and the thoughts you share.

I really regret I haven't stumbled on your site earlier! Our (literary) interests seem to correspond a great deal, and so does the fact that we both run a literary website (albeit mine is offline at the moment). It wasn't until I truly started deepening my knowledge on the Beats that I came across your site and took to binging on your memoir. Just now I am very impressed by the Gatsby research, I love that kind of posts.

Keep it up,

Thanks again,


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