What Kind of Content Do You Envision Making Up The Scene?
I have written so many papers and articles on the Beat Movement and I have incredible amounts of space on my computer filled with unused notes from the research on my Historical Dictionary of the Beat Movement that you are going to see it all at some point.
But I want to move well beyond the Beat Movement per se. You know, if you have visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland you will see much more than just the giants of rock and roll. You will see exhibits devoted to the roots of rock and even Hall of Fame inductees who never performed rock. The same thing with The Scene. I want to explore other radical scenes besides the Beats such as the dada and surrealist movements. And I want to explore the roots of contemporary radical literary movements from such forerunners as Emerson (especially with his essay The Poet), Baudelaire, and, yes, the Romantics. Plus–what’s happening right now?
But please, don’t send your music to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and don’t send your own poetry to The Scene.