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9. 'Georgy Girl' by Margaret Forster.

I’ve been a big fan of Margaret Forster since Mum gave me her wonderful ‘Diary of an Ordinary Woman’ some years ago. Ms Forster is another of those strong female writers Mum loved so well, with an uncanny ability to observe without passing ¬†judgement, and to record the foibles and quirks of human nature in a completely relatable way. 450 more words

Book Reviews

Letter from Ginsberg, 1991

I wrote to Allen to let him know our mutual friend, my boss Stanley, had died. He wrote back with some advice about writing poetry and suggested I head out to Naropa. 19 more words

poem- ukulele beats

So… this is a (parody) Beatnik style spoken word piece.¬† In place of the bongos (or in addition to them) you have to insert an ukulele riff between the lines.¬† 126 more words


Wild Spin of the Web {6}

Stunning global hotel openings, Moroccan dreams, a beatnik institution, a West Aus detour and surfing in the arctic. This is Wild Spin of the Web {6}. 536 more words


LookBOOK : On the Road

LookBOOK is a series inspired by iconic novels, creating a template of recommended further reading, listening, watching, and wearing, aiming to capture a literary style. 281 more words


Beatnik Lino Print

After receiving a lino cutting/printing set as a gift this year I thought it was about time that I had a shot.
I took an earlier sketch that I had done to produce this retro style beatnik. 44 more words

Bob Dylan the Beatnik - by Guest Author Christoffer Minnet

The Beat Generation is an odd literary period. For while it spans the entire generation of youth after the second World War, it is limited to three main authors: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. 2,259 more words