by Levi Asher Sunday, July 24, 1994 02:21 pm
The original 1952 New York Times Magazine Article that introduced the phrase "Beat Generation" to the world.
"An interesting discussion might center around everyone's comments about being yourself in your poetry. Being honest in your writing and letting the essence of your being be revealed, as opposed to writing as a different personality all together.
I'm not mentioning any names but I keep noticing that some of my fellow writers feel a need to become a different persona. I tried once several years back and found it was impossible to be anybody but the wired man I am.
I am really interested in seeing where my fellow LitKickers stand on this subject."