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KEXP Documentaries: “Poets and Music” - Jim Carroll

Poet Jim Carroll wrote his best-known work, The Basketball Diaries, when he was only 12 years old.  He was the type of writer who didn’t hold back anything about himself.  And The Basketball Diaries tells the true brutal story of drug addiction and life on the streets for a teenager in New York City.  ButRead more...

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Monday News Mash-Up

Author, poet, musician Jim Carroll died on Friday at age 60. As chronicled in his autobiography The Basketball Diaries, Carroll’s outlaw lifestyle of poetry and drugs (and of course basketball) brought him into circles that included Andy Warhol, Patti Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe and other counter-culture icons of the 70′s. In fact, it was Smith whoRead more...

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