Now you fly, Eulogy for Barney Rosset

Yes, Barney Rosset you were definitely the crusader of realness and the first amendment. A publisher and an embracer of sharing what is real and needs to be said in a society that often spins the truth away to nothing. It was and is an honour that you have always supported and believe in me and my work and stayed in contact with me since “Waiting for Godot” in 1988. You never let hating or hypocrisy to get in your way of sharing realness from Samuel Beckett, Che Guevara, Jean-Paul Sartre, Allen Ginsberg to Malcolm X. You even fit me into your Evergreen Review. Now you fly and have moved on, but you are not gone. Thanks for your realness it keeps me inspired. At night we fly!

Spoon has dedicated his poem At Night I Fly to Barney Rosset

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