Whitman's Wild Children
Whitman's Wild Children is a first person, anecdotal, riotous collection of profiles of ten of America's most celebrated maverick poets. Take a wild ride on the L.A. freeways with Charles Bukowski, the legendary "barfly" and "dirty old man" of contemporary poetry; explore Manhattan with Allen Ginsberg, one of New York's more rebellious offspring; travel with Lawrence Ferlinghetti, defendant in the famed Howl obscenity trial, a "beatnik rabble-rouser" to the FBI, a revered poet and influential dissident. Author, poet, critic, teacher, and relentless spirit, Neeli Cherkovski has been a key figure in the underground literary movement since the 1960s. His other titles include Clear Wind and Love Proof.
Published by The Lapis Press, Venice, California, 1988, 265 pages, 9 1/4 in. x 6 1/4 in., hardcover