In Hitchhiking Beatitudes, Michael McInnis gathers the strange and dangerous jewell-pieces from a North American sojourn for the new century. But this journey is not linear, nor is it rooted in traditional notions of geography, time, or meaning. Rather this visionary collection celebrates the hallucinatory, spasmodic fruition of the western psyche awakening in its ontological seizure. In McInnis we hear the godson of the French Symbolists and the American Beats now chanting in the psychic bounty of the desert, the imagined land. This mad and angelic volume offers us an opening to the ultimate journey: the thousand pathways toward ecstasy.
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