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Beat Freedom

Gregory Corso’s Variations on a Generation, exploring what it means to be “beat.” First it’s about how to write poetry: beat writers use “spontaneity ‘bop prosody’ surreal-real images jumps beats cool measures long rapidic vowels, long long lines, and, the main content, soul.” In beat writing you’re free from traditional old constraints and the words come out spontaneous according to rhythms and images that speak to the souls of the poets themselves and to others who are “beat”. 492 more words


Lines to Gregory Corso

Protestant Cemetery, Rome

. . . Let the Tiber remind me of all your quirky songs

shrouded in cigarette smoke,

the odd fragmented verses

rendered stoned and eloquent… 28 more words


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!

 ~ ❇ ✾ ❈ ✾ ❇ ~ 90 more words


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