The View From Burroughs' House

A caretaker’s view of the William S. Burroughs centenary in Lawrence, Kansas.

| Winter 2014

William Burroughs and Timothy Leary

William S. Burroughs and Timothy Leary on the porch of Burroughs’ house in Lawrence, Kansas, March 13, 1987, 8:30 a.m.

Photo by Philip Heying

Door knock, dinnertime, summer 2009. Scraggly white male, 20s, red eyes.

– “Hello?”

– “I need to be hurt.”

– “What?”

– “Hurt me.”

– “You’ve got the wrong house.”