Category Archives: Poetry

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath (1963)

“The Bell Jar is the only novel written by the American writer and poet Sylvia Plath. Originally published under the pseudonym ‘Victoria Lucas’ in 1963, the novel is semi-autobiographical, with the names of places and people changed. The book is … Continue reading

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San Francisco Renaissance

“The term San Francisco Renaissance is used as a global designation for a range of poetic activity centered on San Francisco, which brought it to prominence as a hub of the American poetry avant-garde. However, others (e.g., Alan Watts, Ralph … Continue reading

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RESIST

“A Call To Resist Illegitimate Authority,” 1967 “RESIST is a philanthropic non-profit organization based out of Somerville, Massachusetts. It has provided grants to grassroots activist organizations around the country since its inception in 1967 as a result of the anti-war … Continue reading

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An Anthology of New York Poets – Editors by Ron Padgett and David Shapiro (1970)

“The editors of An Anthology of New York Poets are, praise be, among the poets whose work is included in this anthology. As editors they are quite needlessly concerned lest the term ‘New York School of Poets’ be accepted as … Continue reading

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The Color of Pomegranates – Sergei Parajanov (1968)

Wikipedia – “The Color of Pomegranates (Armenian: Նռան գույնը) is a 1969 Soviet art film written and directed by Sergei Parajanov. It is a poetic treatment of the life of the 18th century Armenian singer Sayat-Nova. It has appeared in … Continue reading

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Notes of a Dirty Old Man – Charles Bukowski (1969)

“Notes of a Dirty Old Man (1969) is a collection of underground newspaper columns written by Charles Bukowski for the Open City newspaper that were collated and published by Essex House in 1969. His short articles were marked by his … Continue reading

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The Gaslight Cafe

“The Gaslight Cafe was a coffeehouse in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York. Also known as The Village Gaslight, it opened in 1958 and became notable as a venue for folk music and other musical acts. It closed … Continue reading

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