You'd think that the predicament of homelessness would vary little from epoch to epoch – food and shelter being timeless basic human needs – but The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp, published more than 100 years ago, reminds us that today's homeless have a whole extra set of problems, including the stigma of being one of society's displaced.I would guess that the biggest problem today with writing while homeless is the technology gap. However, with recession lit taking off and the economic troubles of yesteryear (and also this year), I think this could become an interesting and niche-popular memoir genre.
Homeless lit is so in
Homeless lit is hard to find, but does exist. Ben Myers writes: