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Ferlinghetti’s 1950-2013 Travel Journals to be Published September 2015 March 18, 2014: You heard that right! We'll See You.... in a long long line that is already forming in front of several thousand bookstores. We can't wait! Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet who was tried on obscenity charges after publishing Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems in 1956, is to release his own travel journals, covering more than 60 years of [...] by

Ginsberg Photo Exhibition Reviewed at NYT January 21, 2013: Over at the New York Times, Ken Johnson reviews "Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg” at the Grey Art Gallery and is more or less unimpressed with Ginsberg's photographic works. Sure, Ginsberg's a great poet, says Johnson, but "The best you can say about the pictures Ginsberg took during two periods in which he dabbled in the [...] by

Lawrence Ferlinghetti Interviewed at Interview January 10, 2013: Pardon the redundancy, but make your way over to Interview to read this great interview with Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Christopher Bollen leads the conversation and introduces the piece by comparing Ferlinghetti to that other great American revolutionary George Washington: Our heroes tend not to own stores. But there is an exception—poet [...] by

Muse to Kerouac and Ginsberg, Neal Cassidy Profiled at The New Yorker December 13, 2012: Scott Staton writes about the "holy fool" Neal Cassidy over at The New Yorker. With Walter Salles’s film adaptation of On the Road opening in theaters on December 21st, Staton looks at Cassidy's place in the Beat canon. He writes: Cassady was a complicated soul whose creative energies found release through an immoderate enthusiasm [...] by

Poetry Postcards and Postcards from Poets! October 18, 2012: Check out what arrived at this humble Harrieter's desk this morning! Five issues of the Hoot Review, a literary magazine in the form of a postcard. According to their website, the Hoot Review is "for people to have a literary magazine that they can both afford to subscribe to and have time to read. Never again will you be able to claim that [...] by

Jack Kerouac’s Former Girlfriend and Biographer Talks the Beats at HuffPo October 12, 2012: Joyce Johnson, Kerouac's former girlfriend and author of The Voice Is All: The Lonely Victory of Jack Kerouac, published last month, has written a column on the birth of the Beat Generation at the Huffington Post. One of the many surprises tucked away in the vast Jack Kerouac Archive at the New York Public Library is the tiny pocket [...] by

Cut Your Hair, Hippie! May 31, 2012: Here's a treat. Over at Open Culture you can watch this video, featuring Jack Kerouac, Ed Sanders, Lewis Yablonsky in conversation with William F. Buckley. From the description: The first modern use of the word hippie can be traced back to 1965, when Michael Fallon, a San Francisco journalist, used the word to refer to the bohemian [...] by

A note on San Francisco Blues April 18, 2012:   Over the course of his 1968 interview with Ted Berrigan for The Paris Review, Jack Kerouac is asked, “Why must the method for writing poetry differ from that of prose?” Kerouac responds, “As for my regular English verse, I knocked it out fast like the prose, using, get this, the size of the notebook page for the form and length [...] by

Kerouac Turns 90! March 12, 2012: If you live in Massachusetts, you know that today is officially Jack Kerouac Day, right? Well, it is! Our favorite Beat novelist/poet/Buddhist scholar would be 90 years old today. If you're wondering what to do to celebrate, you can check out all the festivities going on in Kerouac's home town of Lowell. Or, follow the sage advice over at the [...] by

“Poets and Music” at KEXP January 31, 2011: KEXP is rolling out a 10-part documentary series covering the relationship between "Poets and Music," particularly when they enter into the recording process together. The first three are up already, each focusing on a different writer and their approaches to collaboration. Starting out with William S. Burroughs and Jim Carroll, the series takes a [...] by