Homeless Days

Three hours later, I decided to get some sleep. I went up into a pocket of concrete, where there were about sixty pigeons. Some other men were already sleeping there.

Charles Olson’s Gloucester

Gloucester is a Mecca for a certain kind of tourist. The Charles Olson tourist. I went there just to get a sense of the scale of the town and to see some of the things he described in his Maximus Poems.

Philippe Soupault: A Surrealist Travel Writer

Soupault's first novella Le Voyage d’Horace Pirouelle is rather light and after a first reading, it is possible to dismiss it as a lark. But the novella has a more serious dimension, and a theme that is important to understanding Soupault's difference from the other surrealists.