Author’s note: “Remembering Allen” is free verse poetry that reflects the lives of the individuals featured therein, and their impact on mine. The characters are, in order of appearance, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady, Timothy Leary, and Ken Kesey. This work neither condones nor condemns anything, and intends no value judgments. Continue reading Remembering Allen
Author’s note: I wrote this to a fellow writer, poet Ken Nye, who was reflecting on the frustration of nonconstructive criticism, and the occasional inflexibility of others. This letter was a flowing stream of consciousness. Upon re-reading it, I realized it spoke to being true to one’s self in all we do.
It also addressed my perspective on original free verse poetry, my favorite type of writing — the one that gives me the most joy.
I felt this letter was the perfect way to begin my blog.