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Beat Generation scholar Bill Morgan has sifted through scores of old poetry pamphlets and journals, newspapers, magazines and other sources to gather what he considers to be the best of Ginsberg’s uncollected poems. The resulting volume, Wa... Read more

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Gerald Nicosia is a seeker in the truest definition of the word. Known primarily as the author of Memory Babe: A Critical Biography of Jack Kerouac, the finest biography Read more

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Comics fans tend to forget—if, in fact, they ever knew—that prior to founding Kitchen Sink Press and publishing some of the most important work in comics history, Denis Kitchen was an artist himself, producing everything from underground co... Read more

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To hear Jules Feiffer tell it, he all but had to be talked into writing Backing Into Forward (Talese/Doubleday), one of the most entertaining memoirs you’re likely to read this (or any other) year. The prizewinning cartoonist and playwright... Read more

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Much has been said and written about the healingpowers of art, but in this lengthy (300-p Stitches ,Books Read more

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Will Eisner, creator of The Spirit and the graphic novels A Contract With God and A Life F The Spirit ,A&E Feature Read more

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   A few years ago, I had occasion to discuss the early development of The Lette The Letters of Allen Ginsberg ,Books Read more

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With 'The Trial, Kenosha author Michael Schumacher examines the documents left by the official inquiries into the mysterious sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Read more

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Iron Curtain Journals is an intimate look into the mind of poet Allen Ginsberg during his 1965 journey to Cuba, Czechoslovakia and Russia. Read more

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Kenosha-based writer Michael Schumacher has been fishing the Great Lakes for good shipwreck stories, and in Torn in Two he finds the human element amidst ship and storms, giving a sense for life on the lakes in the last century. Read more

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Milwaukee native Michael Schumacher’s The Contest is large and filled with facts, telling details and observations about the people and events of its momentous year. Read more

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For defining the anguish of society’s outsiders with his 1955 poem “Howl," Allen Ginsberg became a characteristic voice of the Beat generation. First Thought: Conversations with Allen Ginsberg, edited by Michael Schumacher, collects 18 i... Read more

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Kenosha writer Michael Schumacher has become Wisconsin’s foremost historian of the Great Lakes. While doing research for a book, he came upon an obscure, long out of print title by Midwest author Mary Frances Doner (1893-1985)—The Salvager:... Read more

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Kenosha author will read from his latest Midwest maritime account retrospective, Torn in Two: The Sinking of the Daniel J. Morrell and One Man’s Survival on the Open Sea, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Boswell Book Co. Read more

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Kenosha’s Michael Schumacher began as a biographer of artists such as Francis Ford Coppola and Eric Clapton, but developed a side career as chronicler of Great Lakes maritime disasters. In November’s Fury, Schumacher investigates a catastro... Read more

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Al Capp, creator of “Li’l Abner,” was a brilliant comic artist when comic strips were in their heyday, the 1920s through the 1960s. Brilliant is not too strong a word. There were several others, among them Walt Kelly Read more

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Franks Diner in Kenosha opened just before the Great Depression. Little has changed except The Sting ,Off the Cuff Read more

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