In case you are just joining us: A Literary Road Trip #1-A Dream of Travel.
THE BEAT TRAVELS ON
“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing?-it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.”-Jack Kerouac, On the Road
Where we are going: Savannah, Georgia.
Why: Because we can.
Beat. The Open Road. Boys Club. Beat the open road, boys club. Make room for the rest of us. Freedom is in our hearts, too. We’ll take your attitude, your verve, your frisson, and carve our own ragged place beneath the wide skies. Word-passionate, flung far, sun-kissed. Beat.
“The only truth is music.”-Jack Kerouac
“Poetry is the one place where people can speak their original human mind.”-Allen Ginsberg
“In the fifties… we were so busy being cool that we didn’t know how to say the word love.”-Diane di Prima
“In the U.S. you have to be a deviant or die of boredom.”-William S. Burroughs
“Sanity-a trick of agreement.”-Allen Ginsberg
“If you believe you’re a poet, then you’re saved.”-Gregory Corso
“Happiness consists in realizing it is all a great strange dream.”-Jack Kerouac