Grand Marais by t. kilgore splake

Grand Marais by Jonathunder, via Wikipedia

Grand Marais by t. kilgore splake / paperback, with DVD / 978-1-4675-8222-3

t. kilgore splake’s latest volume is a poetic and photographic celebration of Grand Marais, Minnesota, a small city …{read more}

David Handley’s interview with Author Alex Preston

Alex Preston Books

Alex Preston was born in Worthing, West Sussex in 1979. He is the author of two critically acclaimed novels, 2010′s This Bleeding City, and The Revelations which was released …{read more}

Hammond Guthrie’s AsEverWas: Memoirs of a Beat Survivor

As Ever Was: Memoirs of a Beat Survivor by Hammond Guthrie

AsEverWas: Memoirs of a Beat Survivor by Hammond Guthrie / 2nd edition / Jorvik Press / 978-0988412231 / paperback, 296 pages

When the counterculture was busy being born in Los …{read more}

Review: Alice In tumblr-Land (And Other Fairy Tales For A New Generation)

Alice in tumblr-Land by Tim Manley

Alice In tumblr-Land (And Other Fairy Tales For A New Generation) by Tim Manley / Penguin Books / 2013 / 978-0143124795 / 272 pages

“Curiouser and curiouser” was Alice’s commentary …{read more}

Review – T.C. Boyle Stories II

TC Boyle - Stories II

Stories II by T.C. Boyle / Viking / Penguin Group / 2013 / 978-0670026258 / 944 pages

In some form or another the short story has probably been around as …{read more}

Review – Erik Verhaar’s Andalusian Dogging

Andalusian Dogging by Erik Verhaar

Andalusian Dogging by Erik Verhaar, translated by Jonathan Ellis / The Reception Game / 2013 / 17 pages
In Erik Verhaar’s short story, inspired by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali’s …{read more}

Review – What Poets Are Like: Up and Down with the Writing Life by Gary Soto

What Poets Are Like - Gary Soto

What Poets Are Like: Up and Down with the Writing Life / Gary Soto / Sasquatch Books / 978-1570618741 / 208 pages

What Poets Are Like: Up and Down with …{read more}

Review – How Hip Was My Alley by Kenton Crowther

How Hip Was My Alley by Kenton Crowther

Kenton Crowther’s previous volume, Alleycats and Beatsters collected the author’s writings built on the Beat Generation and the essence of “hip.” This time out, he casts a wider net; How …{read more}

Cry, Exploration, Ceremony

Howl by Allen Ginsberg / Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko / Diving into the Wreck by Adrienne Rich. Collage copyright Empty Mirror.

Oppositional postmodernist literature is associated with the Beat movement and came about after the terrible, unforeseen destruction of World War II. While the modernists were positive about the human spirit …{read more}

Review – The Jack Kerouac Upper Peninsula Diary by t. kilgore splake

jack kerouac upper peninsula diary

The Jack Kerouac Upper Peninsula Diary / t. kilgore splake / Angst Publications / PO Box 508, Calumet, MI 49913-0508 / 1998

Ever heard of The Jack Kerouac Upper Peninsula …{read more}