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Author Ken Kesey poses in 1997 with his bus, "Further," a descendant of the vehicle that carried Kesey and the Merry Pranksters on the 1964 trip immortalized in Tom Wolfe's book The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. Kesey, who died in 2001, is the subject of the new documentary Magic Trip. Jeff Barnard/AP hide caption

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Ken Kesey On Misconceptions Of Counterculture

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America's new poet laureate, Philip Levine, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1995. Here, he's seen in a file photo at the San Joaquin River Center in Fresno, Calif. Gary Kazanjian/AP hide caption

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Poet Laureate Philip Levine Reads From His 'Work'

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