‘Vastly stimulating…an exceedingly worthwhile contribution to the ever-expanding Beat extrapolations’ – Michael Horovitz

‘Howl for Now adds to our understanding of a great poem, a poem as influential in its own way as ‘The Waste Land’ was on an earlier generation’ – Brian Patten

‘It certainly inspired me to reconsider the poem and it throws up some interesting connections between Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Bill Haley and the 1950’s roots of 1960’s counterculture’ – Scotland on Sunday

‘I found this a crackerjack book in the sense that each essay gave me something, triggered a thought stream, made me sit and ponder, intrigued me in some way or other. I loved it all. Buy this book’ – The Generalist