Ever since reading Jack Kerouac's On The Road I've loved Beat literature, especially for the emphasis the Beats placed on sponteneity and improvisation. First thought best thought - Jack Kerouac. If the poet's mind is shapely the poem will come out shapely - Allen Ginsberg. But I don't admire their poetry so much – the only one I love is Gregory Corso. Also Philip Larkin and Bob Orr, and novelists like Kingsley Amis and John Updike.

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