Rubber Side Down
The Biker Poet Anthology
Publication Date: August 2008
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Poetry. Biker poet? The words don't seem to fit together. But, no so long ago, neither did cowboy poet. Biker poetry was originally meant to be recited and found its way into performance, or slam, poetry, with readings conducted at every major biker rally. Today, the biker poetry movement is alive and spreading quickly in print form, not only in the US, but all around the world.RUBBER SIDE DOWN provides a look inside this movement, not only through the poetry being written by its members, but also through contributions by established poets like Allen Ginsberg, Thom Gunn and Diana Wakoski; essays on the movement's history and evolution; and photography by noted motorcycle photographer Michael Lichter and others.