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Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Kentucky, Port to The Holy Land

Ron Whitehead

Joujouka Reflect 2008

Michael Dean Odin Pollock

The Storm Generation Manifesto

Olafur Gunnarsson and Ron Whitehead

Here And To That At Stora Klopp

James Walck

Lava Hot Night

Andy Cook

Katarina Tepesh

Searching for Jack Kerouac

Ron Whitehead

The Night Charlie Parker Played Tenor at Montmartre Café in Greenwich Village

Jose Pacheco

A Labor Day Poem

Charlie Newman

Kerouac’s Daughter
Ron Whitehead

On First Reading Jack Kerouac’s

Ron Whitehead

3 poems
Ron Whitehead

Michael Dean Odin Pollock

The Lake Isle of Innisfree
- A Derivation of the W.B. Yeats Poem for The Queen of England (upon her visit to The Kentucky Derby, May 5, 2007)
and for The President of The United States of America
Ron Whitehead

Saulander Evans

Andy Cook

I Will Not Bow Down
- The Global Version

Ron Whitehead

Benjamin W. Waldridge

Ron Whitehead

Gerald McCarthy


Jeremy Hogan

James Robert Walck

Ron Whitehead

Frank Messina's latest SpokeSoul Baseball prose!

Messina, The Mets and Everything Poetry!

On Independence Day 2006

Ron Whitehead's
The Declaration of Independence This Time

Frank Messina


For National Women's Month 2007
The Women at Insomniacathon On-Line!

Ron Whitehead

George Wallace

Charlie Newman

Zoe Artemis
"Reflects On Al Aronowitz"

On Rosa Parks passing, Rita Dove's

PoorBob's Samhain Sooth

From Camp Casey in Crawford, TX August 2005

George Wallace's
"Deep In The Heart of Crawford"

From Camp Casey in Crawford, TX August 2005
Jeremy Hogan's
“You are a guest … Bush is our neighbor”

Howl PhotoIntimae

David Minton

Frank Messina - Disorderly Conduct

David Amram - Beat Meets East

Sarah Elizabeth & Ron Whitehead

Robert Creeley Remembered

Philip Lamantia Remembered

Hunter S. Thompson Remembered

Arthur Miller Remembered

Bob "PoorBob" Sushko

Sam Young Remembered

Jeremy Hogan

Charlie Newman

Elizabeth Jasper

Susan Gerardi

Zoe Artemis

Colin Shaddick

Michael Dean Odin Pollock

Art Goodtimes

Sarah Elizabeth Whitehead

James Robert Walck

Dan Barth

Frank Messina

A Ron Whitehead Christmas Poem

John Kusak

Foster Dickson

Libby Ackerman

Adam Watson

Laura Thompson

Noel Woosley

Sydney Gayle Maddox

Marie Countryman

Dean McClain

Ron Whitehead

Lee Ranaldo

Dylan Whitehead

Marshal Pierce, III

David Minton

James Bickers

Rani Newman

Mark Reese

On Thursday, Feburary 10th, Playwright, Arthur Miller passed on. Click Here to read his friend, David Amram's, reflect.


In the early Spring of 2003, Ron Whitehead, NYC poet, Frank Messina and fellow Kentuckyians Andy Cook and Sarah Elizabeth crossed the Atlantic on The War Poets Tour. In observence of yet another year of "Poetry Amidst a World of Struggle" Click Here to see and hear their experiences, Also shortly after their return from Europe, poets and musicians from around the globe converged for an evening of celebration with Frank Messina at The Spoken Motion 10th Anniversary Bash! at The Bowery Poetry Club in NYC. Click Here to see and hear the festivities from this grand evening of Spoke n' Roll!

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Insomniacathon On-Line! has compiled a list of Links to International and Domestic Relief Agencies and Organizations who tirelessly strive to spell suffering and help those who can't help themselves. Do what you can For Humanity. Click Here To Learn More!

On The Griot Trail - Bowery Poetry Club founder, Bob Holman and Kora sensation (and Griot guide) Papa Susso's 7-week journey through Senegal, Gambia and Mali to capture the culture, sights and sounds of endangered languages. Click Here To Join Bob Holman and Papa Susso on their fantastic journey!

Pix, Clips and Page from kindred Keepers of The Flame! Join us in celebrating the LifeArtSpirit of Allen Ginsberg! Click Here to Enter!

On Sunday, December 11th 'Ode to the Sidewalks of New York Jazz & Poetry Reading' will happen once again hosted by legendary musician, composer, author David Amram & his Trio at the Bowery Poetry Club. - Click Here For More Info! - ALSO View Pix and Clips from May's Ode Celebration!

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On Sunday, Feburary 20th, Writer, The Gonzo Journalist, Kentuckian and Friend, Hunter S. Thompson headed on from this world to the next. Click Here to read the emotes, reflects, rants and raves coming in to Insomniacathon On-Line!

Read Ron and Sarah Whitehead's experience at Hunter S. Thompson's Send-Off at Woody Creek - Click Here to Read!

"Reflections upon The 50th Anniversary of Jack Kerouac's On The Road" is Now Available from Published In Heaven Books! - Click Here For More Details!

A True Tale of a Tall Trip. - Click Here To Read an Excerpt from the Sarah Elizabeth & Ron Whitehead book "Western Kentucky: Lost & Forgotten, Found & Remembered"

Dave Amram Birthday Special! Click Here for VidClips, Pix and Debut Mp3's from  the new CD "The Long Road To Nowheresville!"

On April 9th, Dave Amram attended a final farewell to his old friend Lucien Carr, Read Dave's warm reflect of Lucien and his reverberation of the timeless truth of that living "Now" is always the right time. - Click Here to read, "What is Born of Spirit is Spirit." -

Philip Lamantia, one of the four members of "The Jazz/Poetry Trio" (Lamantia, Jack Kerouac, Howard Hart and David Amram) passed on March 7th. His friend and fellow Trio member, David Amram, looks back fondly with his reflect . . . Click Here to Read. " FOR PHILIP LAMANTIA."

Robert Creeley, one of America's most celebrated poets and a leading figure in the literary avant-garde, passed away on Wednesday in Odessa, Texas. He was 78. Click Here for more.

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