Poetry Anthology 2014
Published by Redwood Writers, 2014
Catharine Bramkamp, editor
We are poets of California. The poems in this collection capture the coast, the mountains and the city. We are on the road and in our own hearts, a journey fueled by imagination and social commentary. We honor the Beats in this collection because so many of us were influenced by the works of poets like Di Prima, Kerouac, Ginsberg and Snyder.
The Beats risked rejection, careers, arrest, jail, and the asylum, for their art. Not that mental instability or extreme drug experimentation is a prerequisite for creativity but a little lunacy, an afternoon stroll along the edge of perception and society, can help create the new, the mad, the insightful. And that's what our poets do, walk that line, balanced between everyday life and something wild.
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