Writer and outlaw poet Charley Plymell -- native Kansan -- Cherry Valley, NY, 2010. Charley Plymell born in Holcomb, KS; Wichita, KS - Wichita Vortex; and Lawrence, KS. His roots include being 1960s roommate with Beat Generation icon Neal Cassady and Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in San Francisco; major artistic activities with Robert Ronnie Branaman, Roxie Powell, Glenn Todd, David Haselwood, Michael McClure (all Kansans) & William Burroughs; and with artists A.D. Winans, Rod McKuen, Laki Vazakas, Grant Hart, Mike Watt, Thurston Moore and Byron Coley. Charley printed the first Zap Comix; printed and was an editor of Grist magazine; and was S. Clay Wilson's first printer and producer.
© 2010, Gerard Malanga. Used with permission. Charles Plymell's recent poetry collection, Eat Not Thy Mind is available from Ecstatic Yod; Mike Watt, introduction; Thurston Moore and Byron Coley, editors.