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Beats In Kansas: The Beat Generation in the Heartland


Said she from amidst her fragments
by Alan Russo

from The Poet's Corner

Printed by Charley Plymell
Wichita, KS
1959


if once i gave pain, by Alan Russo


the locked man
by Alan Russo

Printed by Charles Plymell
Wichita, Kansas
1960

  • I will not walk the road to synthesis again
  • The hours are not precious
  • Words--aren't real
  • The hobo dream their atoms love to touch
  • Memory, with heartsluck dripping at the root
  • I am forgiven and thrown over to older days
  • "And who shall stand when He appeareth?"
  • "Of phosphor, the minx cats resound."
  • Peyote Poem: The Man Unlocked

  • [cover drawing: Alan Russo by Robert "Bob" Branaman, copyright 1977, used with permission, all rights reserved.]DOMINION and other poems,
    by Alan Bätjer Russo, 1977

    (Alan Russo drawing by Robert "Bob" Branaman)

    Some of these poems first appeared in LOCKED MAN, NOW, FUX, LEFEUDUCIEL, ANIMAL LIGHT, and OUT OF SIGHT magazines

  • EPIGRAM: AN ANGEL CRY
  • WE ARE DYING
  • DOOMED TO REPLY
  • YOU HAVE TO LIE LIKE A SNAKE
  • RADIO HASH
  • BOARDMAN STREET POEM
  • PUMP PUZZLES
  • THE SPANISH MAIN
  • THE WEREWOLF HANGS IN SPACE
  • SAINT MARY
  • THE PIT OF BEING
  • DOMINION
  • THE NEW MINT RIDE
  • A FAILURE
  • TEN TIMES THE CHRIST

  • Alan Russo Poetry
    www.vlib.us/alanrusso/


    Page © 2011 George Laughead, original author, Beats In Kansas, and maintainer, Beat Literature, ODP.
    Thanks to Charley Plymell, Robert Branaman for cover artwork, and to Byron Coley for copies of Alan's poems.
    Page posted: 05 March 2011; updated, 25 March 2011.
    Hosted at WWW Virtual Library @ www.vlib.us.