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About Us (2015)

Turn off your mind relax and float downstream.

Welcome to Literary Kicks, a website about literature. It’s also about music, philosophy, Internet culture, pacifism, visual art, world history, literary criticism, pop culture, politics, bad television.

This is my website — the name is Marc though I’m also known as LeviRead the rest

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Roots That Clutch

What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow
Out of this stony rubbish? Son of man,
You cannot say, or guess, for you know only
A heap of broken images, where the sun beats,
And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief,
And the dry stone

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Philosophy Weekend: Perambulating

I wasn’t able to stand still long enough this weekend to put any thoughts together. I’ve been walking around, in the wind and rain and snow. Sometimes it feels like I’m walking in circles. Sometimes it feels like I should be walking in circles, because then my thoughts would at … Read the rest

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What Should Action Poetry Become?

Eleven years ago, a Litkicks reader posted a suggestion: could I create a free poetry board on this site? I thought it sounded like fun, and thus Action Poetry was born. I added a twist by inviting readers of each contributed poem to write short poems in response.

12,000 poems … Read the rest

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About Litkicks (2012 to 2014)

My name is Levi Asher. This is me, and that’s my guitar and my son and my book collection.

I created Literary Kicks in July 1994, and have been running it continuously (with occasional short sanity breaks) ever since. Litkicks is about literature … and also about philosophy, art, history, … Read the rest

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I’m Writing As Good As I Can

I had an excellent blog post planned for today. But sometimes I just can’t get it done — or I get it done and it’s just not good enough. Well, I’ve been working hard on many things, and sometimes I need a break. I’m taking one.

But, we’ve got something … Read the rest

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