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Connecticut Teacher Forced to Resign After Teaching Allen Ginsberg June 1, 2015: Seriously? Seriously. South Windsor Connecticut School District recently forced longtime, award-winning teacher, David Olio, to resign after discussing Allen Ginsberg’s poem “Please [...] by

HOWL to benefit The David Lynch Transcendental Meditation Foundation March 20, 2015: If you live in Los Angeles, we hope that you’ll howl. Yes yes you heard that right. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Allen Ginsberg’s poem, “Howl,” rockers Courtney Love, [...] by

South Windsor High School English Teacher Suspended After Exposing Students to Inappropriate Poem March 4, 2015: Wait for it… it’s an Allen Ginsberg poem! And yet, unlike Ginsberg’s poem “Howl” which was seized by U.S. customs in 1956, resulting in the arrest of Howl and Other [...] by

The Paris Review Corrects the Error January 22, 2015: Oops! The Paris Review has expressed its apologies to Allen Ginsberg for neglecting to make a correction regarding his thoughts on LSD. From TPR: When The Paris Review interviewed Allen Ginsberg for [...] by

Defender of ‘Howl,’ Al Bendich, Dies at 85 January 15, 2015: Al Bendich, the last living participant in the team that defended Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl,” against obscenity charges, passed away on January 5th in Oakland. He was 85. Benedich is [...] by

Kerouac and Cassady Estates Say ‘Not So Fast’ to the Auction of Infamous Joan Anderson Letter December 15, 2014: An auction house in Southern California, Profiles in History, planned to sell the infamous “Joan Anderson” letter written by Neal Cassady to Jack Kerouac on December 17th: until both the [...] by

Spill in Aisle 9: Poetry’s Unexpected Relationship with the Grocery Store December 1, 2014: From “A Supermarket in California” to Tesco, The Guardian’s Kathryn Bromwich illuminates poetry’s known and unknown ties to the grocery store. In England, most supermarkets [...] by

Lost Letter That Inspired ‘On the Road': FOUND! November 25, 2014: Wow! Breaking news! NPR reports that a long-lost letter Neal Cassady wrote to Jack Kerouac, which inspired On the Road, has been re-discovered! The eighteen-page letter, written by Neal Cassady and [...] by

‘Intolerable': Authors Against Amazon Speak Out September 30, 2014: When literary lions unite, we can only hope that it will strike fear into the hearts of keepers of the Amazon. This week NY Times reports that in addition to Hachette authors, the outcry into the [...] by

Ginsberg Teaching the Beats September 26, 2014: Thanks, Open Culture, for posting a few great lectures by our favorite Beat guru Allen Ginsberg. To give a sense of what the lectures are about, the editors write: Thanks to the archives at Naropa, [...] by