Dennis Wilson and Charlie Manson, by Jack Skelley, is a story cycle depicting the life and death of Beach Boys Drummer Dennis Wilson and his relationship with serial killer Charles Manson.
The stories – fictionalized accounts based on documented research – include Dennis Wilson's encounters with Manson and the Manson Family. The book also includes passages of verse. These include an "Epilogue Remix – Beach Boys Beach Boys Villanelle."
Dennis Wilson and Charlie Manson is a chapbook published by Fred & Barney Press.
About the Author
Jack's Skelley's books and chapbooks: Monsters (Little Caesar Press), From Fear of Kathy Acker and More Fear of Kathy Acker (Illuminati Press), God Raised My Dummy (Found Street Press), Disco Paradiso, Plastic Surgery and Your Skin, Wammo Amnesia, I'm Happy Now and others (Fred and Barney Press). In addition to publishing in many magazines, blogs, etc, Jack's work is widely anthologized. Collections include: Under 35: The New Generation of American Poets (ed. Nicholas Christopher, Anchor Books), Sweet Nothings: An Anthology of Rock and Roll in American Poetry (ed. Jim Elledge, Indiana University Press), Coming Attractions (ed. Dennis Cooper, Little Caesar Press) and Up Late: American Poetry Since 1970, (ed. Andrei Codrescu, 4 Walls, 8 Windows). Award-winning journalist/editor with over 30 years of publishing, from The Atlantic to Salon to Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Review of Books. He is the former Executive Editor and Associate Publisher of Los Angeles Downtown News. He was editor, publisher & designer of Barney: The Modern Stone-Age Magazine, featuring major artists and writers. Jack's music includes songwriter and guitarist for psychedelic surf band Lawndale (SST Records). And Jack's writing is discussed in books published by Verso (Power Misses: Essays Across (Un)popular Culture) and Temple University Press (The Sons and Daughters of Los) both by David E. James; University of Iowa Press (Hold Outs: The Los Angeles Poetry Renaissance, 1948-1992); Momentum Press (Poetry Loves Poetry: An Anthology of Los Angeles Poets), among many others. Brian Walsby has been an artist/illustrator for 40 years and lives in Raleigh NC with his wife and their two children, drawing up a storm whenever possible!