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The Hippies of the 1960s rejected societal restrictions and sought their own path to new meaning in life. They immersed themselves in altruism, mysticism, the search for truth, free love, non-violence and peace. Whether they initiated the sexual revolution of the era, or merely took advantage of it, is unclear. Over the years, many of the ideals of the movement have been both diluted and incorporated into mainstream thought.
Hip Poetry 2012 includes poetry, essays, and fiction from some of the most renowned and well-versed artists of our time, many representative of the hippie era, and other younger, fresher voices, but also having the hippie ethos.
This is art
that questions and challenges, moves and dances. In words, we see, hear,
feel, and taste the heat and light of the artist. We are with these
artists as they meet the horrors, pain, and suffering off the world
head-on with an undying spirit of hope and peace. We share the belief
that all the traumas the world has suffered are not without some sort of
plausible, peaceful solutions if approached in the right way, if we deal
with the problems together, sharing as brothers and sisters in a world
that sometimes seems to have gone beyond madness.