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Forward Recounts That Time When Bernie Sanders Walked Out of an Allen Ginsberg Reading February 18, 2016: Don’t worry! Sanders’s abrupt exit was most likely due to foul language. Allan M. Jalon reports at Forward: When did Allen Ginsberg and Bernie Sanders first meet? What were the [...] by

Polaroid Photographer Elsa Dorfman, Friend of the Poets, Retires at 78 January 6, 2016: The New York Times profiles the much-loved Polaroid-portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman, who is retiring from her craft at the age of 78. “The main reason is that the film and chemicals she [...] by

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