Remember Writers You Haven't Read …” Laura’s Article for the The Kerouac Project, March 2022
A Voice of One’s Own: From time to time, different Kerouac House alumni will write in and share some of their work with us. This month, we hear from Spring 2018 writer-in-residence, Laura Lee Bahr.
Remembering writers you haven’t read and
And why Beat generation women still rock
“‘There were women, they were there, I knew them, their families put them in institutions, they were given electric shock. In the 50’s, if you were male, you could be a rebel, but if you were female, your families had you locked up…I knew them. Someday someone will write about them.’”
(Stephen Scobie, quoting Gregory Corso, who was responding to question why there were so few women on the program celebrating Beat writers, 1994)*