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 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. (Paperback, 277 pages, Blue Lake Review).