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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 Tangier, 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, quirky haiku, and a fine, long elegy in Canuckian Child Patoi Probably Medieval . . . an English blues. ...

Pomes All Sizes 2001, City Lights Books, San Francisco, CA

ISBN-13: 9780872862692

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