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Notes of a Dirty Old Man

Story written in 1973

He phones from a bar; I can hear the juke music. He's in town from San Francisco, been hustling the Ferlinghetti strand, gave a reading for Bob Kaufman. Duke's in town, wants to know if he can come on up. "Come on up," I say. I tell Karen that Duke Santeen's in town and on the way over. Duke's a street poet. Duke's been hustling the Muse since the early '50s. He can write good poetry when he writes it...


Absence of the Hero - pg. 149 - 2010

Magazines and periodicals

Los Angeles Free Press - No. 463 - June 1-11 - 1973
NOLA Express - No. 133 - June 8-21 - 1973

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