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Robert Rorabeck Male, 94, Uruguay (4/27/2005 12:00:00 PM)

Has anyone one on here ever heard of Jim Carroll, the catholic baskeball player from new york- he wasn't part of a poetry movement, but was kind of inspired by the beats- Wrote his best poetry around 17 and his Basketball Diaries (which he started when he was 12) was turned into a lesser movie. He's definitely one of my favorites, but doesn't seem to be very well known around here. One of his later poems about Kurt Cobane is his only poem on the site- He also had an 80s punk band The Jim Carroll band which was pretty good, and has a few spoken word CDs out as well.

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  • Ulrike Gerbig (4/27/2005 12:48:00 PM) Post reply

    i know jim carrol.

    u.

  • Poetry Hound (4/27/2005 12:32:00 PM) Post reply

    I went to a couple of his readings in the 80s. Yes, he's identified with the beats. He's quite popular, so it's surprising he isn't better represented on the site.

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