John Grady’s book, Beats: now & then is an epic tome from a man who lived and breathed its subject matter from the middle of last century to his passing in 2019. A poet is someone who doesn’t take life at face value and from an early age John began questioning and writing and taking nothing for granted. With depth and deftness John looks at the dark and the light sides of American culture through the lens of a realist/idealist hippie poet. And with intelligence, truth, and lots of humor, John fills us in on what we missed and points us in an optimistic direction with poetry and music as our guide and hope.
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