[via OWS Librarian, Stephen Boyer: "the copy of "What Work Is" by Philip Levine, that he brought into the library and signed, (the) morning before the raid. Damaged. NYPD tossed out a signed copy of poems (that) our nation's Poet Laureate donated."]
The Occupy Wall Street Library is symptomatic so we’ll lead off with that -
What happened to the books that we showed here, we wonder? (well, some answer to that question in the photograph above)
Pleased to report that the current OWS Poetry Anthology is now available on-line - and, as Danny Schechter notes, in one if its several introductions (sic) - "... let's not forget (in this context) the Beats, like Allen Ginsberg...whose life and work was a testament to the duty of the poet to provoke and inform, to fuse poesy and politics. Allen is here in spirit.."
Meanwhile in Portland Tony Zilka mutters "America" to deserted night streets.
Kerouac.com (The Beat Museum) has a brand new refurbished new web-site - Check it out. & Dangerous Minds, this week, introduced us to the wonderful Krystal Cannon (and this rightly-lauded student-piece - she was 16 years old when she made it - (one nit-picking correction it was Huncke not Burroughs, Krystal, involved there, in the heist, but otherwise...))