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“A strigine strongman had a mania…”

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Clarity and balance, not disorientation, were his artistic mainsprings.

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Imaginative play that constructs a world available to experience.

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Without him, The Sixties as we know them might not have happened.

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Elected to poetry like a fucking nun with a “vocation.”

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From his mother’s sleep he fell into the State.

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“Pain… calls me over and wants to know the secret of reaching you”

Andre_Breton

He brought Surrealism into being.

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He mixed total irreverence with profound compassion.

Edgar Allan Poe

The tubercular cousin in our family of vigorous visionaries.

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Phrases from NEW YORK TIMES Obit Headlines: 2013

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Celebrating thirteen HiLo Heroes about whom we wrote in 2013.

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A teenage runaway who happened to be possessed of genius.

Mikhail_lermontov

His antihero, Pechorin, would kill on reality TV.

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Bridging irrecon­cilable ideas was the matrix of his art.

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It’s like that, y’all. And you don’t stop.

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Franklin Bruno on hip hop’s dance crew The Lockers

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Dan Reines on L.A. Dream Team’s “The Dream Team is in the House” (1985)

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Roy Christopher on Ice-T’s “The Coldest Rap” (1983)

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Colleen Werthmann on Herbie Hancock’s “Rockit” (1983)

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Cosmo Baker on Run DMC’s “Here We Go (Live at the Funhouse)” (1983/1985)

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Brian Berger on Grandmaster & Melle Mel’s “White Lines (Don’t Do It)” (1983)

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Nate Patrin on Afrika Bambaataa’s “Death Mix Live, Pt. 2″ (1980/1983)

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Phil Freeman on Malcolm X with Keith LeBlanc’s “No Sell Out” (1983)