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Forty Years of Letters

Bill Morgan,  I Greet You at the Beginning of a Great Career:  The Selected Correspondence of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg —1955-1997

I read a lot of Ferlinghetti in the 1980s, and loads of Ginsberg in the 1990s, and kept up with both in the new millennium.  518 more words


I Held a Shelley Manuscript

I Held a Shelley Manuscript   

by Gregory Corso

My hands did numb to beauty
as they reached into Death and tightened!

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Gregory Corso contempla un tigre en el Zoológico de Chapultepec


Sus ojos eran opacos y la mirada de muerte. El espíritu emigró lejos del cuerpo desde hace tiempo. La boca entreabierta, abandonada a sí misma, mostraba un colmillo astillado con el que otrora derribó y descuartizó  grandes presas en las planicies africanas. 947 more words


10 Books of Beat Generation Letters

The other day I wrote about viewing Neal Cassady’s infamous “lost” Joan Anderson letter at Christie’s Auction House.. Letters are a great way to get to know and understand the writers of the Beat Generation. 115 more words

Beat Generation

The other guy I dug a lot was Burroughs because he was a smart man already; he learned it through the druggie pool – the street scene of an old aristocratic kind of man. 7 more words

Gregory Corso

Penguin Modern Poets 5 - Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg

Time flies, as the saying goes, and I find that the older I get, the quicker it does! I can’t believe how long it is since I posted about one of the Penguin Modern Poets titles – but when I did realise, whilst talking with my friend J. 770 more words

Watching the seasons go by alone

Time on a garden’s wintry quietness
means nothing when you find
you’re watching the seasons go by alone;
Means nothing when you find
your finger marking your thoughts upon a stone. 22 more words