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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

City Lights Celebrates Banned Books Week September 26, 2014: It’s almost the end of Banned Books Week! Before the festivities come to a close, don’t forget to check out the party at the City Lights Blog, Abandon All Despair Ye Who Enter Here, for a [...] by

When Allen Ginsberg Met Henri Michaux August 20, 2014: We’re overjoyed to see City Lights has publisher 3, count ‘em 3, previously unpublished books by Henri Michaux, all in a single volume. Yesterday at their blog Abandon All Despair Ye Who [...] by

Naked ‘Lunch': Behind the Scenes of Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems June 18, 2014: No, I never thot of MEAT SCIENCE ESSAYS in relation to LUNCH POEMS. Comes closer to NAKED LUNCH. But I don’t think anyone will think it’s derivative. Too different….What the hell, so [...] by

10 Cherished Books June 9, 2014: 1. I feel fortunate to have met Ted Berrigan, just once, during my first trip to New York in October 1982. I really wanted to meet Alice Notley, his wife, whose poetry I knew and admired more than [...] by

Kathy Acker Biography to Be Published in 2017 + Happy Birthday Allen Ginsberg June 3, 2014: This just in: The rights to Kathy Acker’s biography–KATHY ACKER: Her Revolutionary Life and Work, by Jason McBride–have been sold; and the publication in 2017, on the 20th [...] by