The Latter-Day Beats
The Latter-Day Beats are the writers who carried the legacy of
the original Beat writers of the 50's, particularly
into the 1960's and beyond. There were countless Beat
Pretenders and wide-eyed followers (like the callow proto-hippie poet
who annoys the Kerouac character so badly in
'Big Sur'), but there
were also many who discovered voices of their
own, or took Beatness as a starting point and ended up in places
completely of their own invention.
Many of the pages in Literary Kicks are about the "original" Beats --
the group of struggling writers who befriended each other around
before they began to achieve worldwide fame between the years
1955 (the seminal
reading) and 1957 (the publication of
'On The Road').
I've got my hands full just covering these writers, so I'd
like to rely on external links as much as possible with the
writers on this page, which is and probably always will be a
work in progress.
page and a list of works,
that originally appeared in BEAT SCENE, and
here are reviews by Dan Barth of a couple of Sanders' books,
'Hymn to the Rebel Cafe,'
'Tales of Beatnik Glory.'
I love this guy and wish I had the time to create a whole
web site about him. But till then ... here's an
excellent and comprehensive
Brautigan web site.
The Black Mountain Poets deserve a good web study of their own, and
I hope somebody creates one. Here, from the University where
he now teaches, is a
page on Creeley.
d. a. levy
I hadn't known much about this interesting person until
Luther Jett sent me
I have a page on him
and I'm also happy to present for the first time an impressive new
sent to me by Marty Blank.
this excellent mini-website
created specially for Literary Kicks
by Michael McCullough.
I already have a page on her
Marcus Williamson sent me
Sean Daniel Singer wrote
-- thanks Sean.
Thanks to Fredde for
this interesting material
Buddha On The Bounty,
a nice Ted Berrigan page created by Katie Mulcrone.
More of a musician than a writer, but he's been showing up
at a lot of Beat readings and events lately, and his performances
are well worth catching. Here's
is just one little corner of R.H. Albright's intriguing
work-in-progress web universe.
I have a brief
page on him, or you
can just go right to
by Marcus Williamson.
Here's Cassie Carter's obsessively adoring
Hell in his own words.
excellent site on
this still-very-current writer.
Yes, there is actually a
South African Beat poet.
The classification of "writer" doesn't really capture this
unusual performer, but here's
a good site
dedicated to him.
Janine Pommy Vega
Hunter S. Thompson
Shit, I better get busy.
Who else should be on this list? And does anybody want to volunteer to
cover one of these writers?
Check back with me here soon for more!
by Levi Asher