Posts Tagged: the beats

Vincent Toro: Challenging Whiteness and Refusing to Be Colonized

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Poet Vincent Toro on his debut collection, Stereo.Island.Mosaic, his writing process, and searching for identity.

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Cardboard Cutouts

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For the Guardian, Lynette Lounsbury shares her adolescent experience reading the beat writers and coming to realize that there was little “space” for women in the beatnik world: I read more Kerouac, The Dharma Bums my favourite, and then I read Cassady and Ginsberg and Burroughs. I loved the beat generation and the men in it. […]

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Conversations with Literary Ex-Cons: Jack Gantos

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Jack Gantos discusses the sense of “delusional invincibility” he had in 1970s New York that led him to prison—and then on to a career as an award-winning children’s book author.

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Beat-Era Collection Up for Auction in San Francisco

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If you’re a fan of the Beats, you’ll want to check out the hundreds of books and other objects up for auction in San Francisco this Thursday. Featured items include a copy of On the Road signed by Neal Cassady (“the model for the Dean Moriarty character”) and a first-edition hardcover copy of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test autographed […]

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If The Beats Had The Internet

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“Burroughs once told an interviewer that it’s “time to look beyond this rundown radioactive cop-ridden planet.”  One suspects he would have both loved the newest technology and been profoundly disappointed with the limited and unimaginative ways it’s being used. “ Richard Escrow ponders the impact of the internet on Beatnik culture over at Three Quarks […]

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