46 Kerouac’s walking in the memory snow, in a short story, over the lost diamond, dusk coming on, he’s got to hurry: after the lover’s sonnets, holy psalms; summers of indulgence, this winter of sacrifice. The low down sky; no choice, flakes fall, dome of the Pioneer Courthouse, drifted with mail; I meditate: —White pages, unique, like whorl or iris, unknowable, … [Read more...]
About Larry Beckett
Larry Beckett’s poetry ranges from brief lyrics and songs to blank sonnets and 100-page narrative works. Songs written with Tim Buckley have been recorded by Fairport Convention, Linda Ronstadt, Blood, Sweat & Tears, This Mortal Coil, Jeff Buckley, Chrissie Hynde, Robert Plant, Sinead O’Connor, Bryan Ferry, Alfie Boe, George Michael, and Dead Can Dance. His sonnets and madrigals center on marriage day-to-day, with music and intensity: they were published in Songs and Sonnets by Rainy Day Women Press.
Beat Poetry, a study of the poets and poetry of the fifties San Francisco renaissance, was published by Beatdom Books. His epic American Cycle includes Paul Bunyan, from Smokestack Books, Wyatt Earp, forthcoming from Alternating Current Press, and eight other books. You can find Larry at Facebook.