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Beating poets!?!

Posted to Utterances

I'm all for it if they use the word 'transcendent' too often.

So far as caring about ‘the beat poets‘, I don't believe we should. not on a whole. Some of them sucked. some were great. Some were both. Read it because you like it, not because it was attached to a certain 'generation' (a.k.a. trend). Period.
Ask me about a specific writer and, if I’m familiar with her or him, I will give you an opinion. On a whole, however, I dislike the beats. Individually a few of them have written some of my favourite stuff.