“to just start at the beginning and let the truth seep out” Grant Street, San Francisco, 2009 You can quite intentionally make a Beat pilgrimage in San Francisco, soaking in the aura, the coffee, the Bohemian spirit in North Beach nooks, bars and alleys. I did not do that. I chanced upon this sidewalk marker on Grant Street, Chinatown’s main drag, and it held me for a … [Read more...]
About Steve Paul
Steve Paul, a native of Boston, has been a writer and editor for 40 years, and is currently Editorial Page Editor at The Kansas City Star. His interest in the Beats and photography goes back even longer. Over the years, as a book critic and arts journalist, he has written about Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac and others. He's the editor of Kansas City Noir (Akashic, 2012) and co-editor of War + Ink: New Perspectives on Ernest Hemingway's Early Life and Writing (Kent State U Press, 2014). You can find him on Twitter at @sbpaul and at alas-sbpaul.tumblr.com.