I'm new to this board but I think it's one of the most exciting boards I've seen. It's good to see there are people out there who have the same literary interests, & influences. It's given me some hope for the literary future of America.
I've been very influenced by Kerouac, & I think that's a problem with literature today, not many writers (that I'm aware of) claim to have been influenced by him.
I've written a book titled Becoming Angel, if you like to check it out it's available at http://www.becomingangel.com Talk to you later!