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Women of the Beat Generation: The Writers, Artists and Muses at the Heart of a Revolution – Brenda Knight

“History has not been kind to the women of the Beat Generation. Their presence is largely unknown to most casual readers, and considered largely unimportant to those who would delve a little further. Perhaps it is because the feminists that … Continue reading

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Frank O’Hara Dies in Accident – Peter Schjeldahl – August 11, 1966

“It was 3 a.m. of a Saturday night on Fire Island, pitch black on the beach except for the head­lights of a disabled taxi and those of another jeep headed its way, sloughing through deep ruts at maybe 25 miles … Continue reading

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A Humument – Tom Phillips (1960s)

“A Humument: A treated Victorian novel is an altered book by British artist Tom Phillips, published in its first edition in 1970 and completed in 2016. It is a piece of art created over W H Mallock‘s 1892 novel A … Continue reading

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Mexico City Blues (242 Choruses) – Jack Kerouac (1959)

“Mexico City Blues is a poem published by Jack Kerouac in 1959 composed of 242 ‘choruses’ or stanzas. Written between 1954 and 1957, the poem is the product of Kerouac’s spontaneous prose, his Buddhism, and his disappointment at his failure … Continue reading

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Trobar, a magazine of the New American Poetry

Trobar, a magazine of the New American Poetry 1 (1960). “Trobar magazine was published in Brooklyn in only five issues from 1960 to 1964, but it was tremendously influential in spreading knowledge about deep image poetry. Deep image poetry, according … Continue reading

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Poetry and Vietnam

“Poetry that documents the attitudes toward the Vietnam War–as well as the origins, development, and conduct of the war–is both pervasive and significant. Although only a few poems by French writers reflect that country’s involvement, the Vietnamese tradition of poetic … Continue reading

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The Complete Poems, 1927-1979 – Elizabeth Bishop

“In the spring of 1970, Robert Lowell accepted a position at the University of Essex, in England, leaving a vacancy at Harvard, where he’d been teaching poetry for one semester each year since the fall of 1963. He wrote to … Continue reading

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