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My Favorite Kind of Madness

There’s this moment: late July in the Zane Grey Ballroom. Flagstaff, Arizona. Every seat has a butt to warm it. Three of the four walls have shoulders leaning against them for support. 1,756 more words


birthplace revisited redux


Herne Hill, November 2014

I stand in the dark light in the dark
and look up at my window, I was
born there.
The lights are on; other people are…

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Robert Frost, Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, and the Road Not Taken

In honor of National Poetry Month, I wanted to share some poems.

I write a lot about the road. I write about Jack Kerouac’s On the Road… 360 more words

Beat Generation

David Kirby on a Wild Allen Ginsberg Reading


Over the past few months, the 92nd St. Y has been hosting a “75 at 75” series, which asks authors to select and respond to a recording from the 92Y Poetry Center’s archive.   743 more words

Frank O'Hara

Kinnikinnicks' public shelf-life at UC Berkeley

The Kinnikinnick editions reside in the University of California Doe Library under the call number: PS3505 Co118 R118 MAIN

“Bringing in” these zines has been an experiment a la Richard Brautigan’s library, as described in his novel, … 113 more words

Remembering Alan Ansen

On this day in 2006 we lost Alan Ansen.

Today we celebrate his life and work. Ansen, a graduate of Harvard, was secretary to none other than the great W. 140 more words

Beat Generation