Literary Map of Denver (Updated)

Amy Haimerl of Westword wrote to say that she and Kenny Be have updated the Literary Map of Denver. It’s available online on the Westword website. This is great stuff and well worth perusing. Here’s a quote from “On The Road” to tide you over:

Carlo and I went through rickety streets in the Denver night. The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream…

He read me his poetry. It was called “Denver Doldrums.” Carlo woke up in the morning and heard the “vulgar pigeons” yakking in the street outside his cell; he saw the “sad nightingales” nodding on the branches and they reminded him of his mother. A gray shroud fell over the city.

The mountains, the magnificent Rockies that you can see to the west from any part of town, were “papier-mâché.” The whole universe was crazy and cock-eyed and extremely strange…

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