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The original manuscript of this book written between 1954 and 1965 has been in the safekeeping of City Lights all the years since Kerouac’s death in 1969 Reaching beyond the scope of his Mexico City Blues here are pomes about Mexico and. Miles Davis' Kind of Blue has been consistently voted one of the greatest records ever made Recently when compiling another pointless list several music critics admitted that despite lauding this work as a masterpiece for year on year they had never actually listened to it Kerouac is probably the literary euivalent talked about than read towering reputation but little known massively misunderstood On The Road written about the 40s published in the 50s impacted in the 60s sums up this man out of time He hated the misguided simple minded 60s ideals and regretted that he had become some kind of symbol for a generation he loathed So he drank and drank some whilst living with his mother increasingly prickly conservative withdrawn and died a slow middle aged Bukowski style death I'm sure he would have found 47 such a nothing numberHe did produce some masterpieces Big Sur is darkly moving Lonesome Traveller is an existential classic but he also wrote tons of junk desperately in need of a sympathetic editor Pomes All Sizes contains much of this junk nonsense without the fun experiments in sound that fail to deliver anything new or exciting self indulgent nightmares captured in 4am fever which would be discarded by anyone else when the sun rises Jackson Pollock style word tossbut there is greatness lurking in the shadows When he knew what he was aiming for he connected and hit true Songs of himself Buddha Mexico and a new kind of blues still resonate with all our inner poets His influence and legacy may be overrated and little understood but he was without doubt a huge talent He was a little like a 1950s cine camera; capturing everything but badly in need of focus

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Pomes All SizesObably Medieval an English blues” But than a uarter of a century after it was written Pomes All Sizes today would seem to be than a sum of it parts revealing a uesting Kerouac grown beyond the popular image of himself as a Beat on the Ro. A motley bag of both good and bad apples Sorry no pomme pome pun intendedSome of the pomes in here for examples 'Skid Row Blues' are absolute gems but at the same time there are a few 'head shakers' which leave you thinkingJack JackAll things told though there are enough great poems in this collection to warrant the price of admission This collection was kept under the stern eye and hold of Stella Sampas until the early 90s Thank God it has now been finally released to the world I divide this collection of pomes into three categories1 Very average to borderline rubbish pomes2 Cryptic opaue half gibberish pomes3 Fantastic knock out pomesThe good news is close to half of the pomes herein I would classify under category #3 The second half of the book in particular is really good Being a student of French I was also fascinated by Kerouac's Canuck French orthography Kerouac definitely had a great ear because he writes just how you hear words on the street Highly recommended

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Pomes All Sizes review õ 104 Å The original manuscript of this book written between 1954 and 1965 has been in the safekeeping of City Lights all the years since Kerouac’s death in 1969 Reaching beyond the scope of his Mexico City Blues here are pomes about Mexico and Tangier Berkeley and the Bowery Mid fifties road poems hymns and songs of God drug pTangier Berkeley and the Bowery Mid fifties road poems hymns and songs of God drug poems wine poems dharma poems and Buddhist meditations Poems to Beat friends goofball poems uirky haiku and a fine long elegy in “Canuckian Child Patoi Pr. One of my favorite collections of Poems