elise cowen

‘The Personal is Political’[1]

The moves of Beat women to reclaim bodily freedom and space through performative poetry ‘The woman’s body is the terrain…

3 years ago

The Beat Generation and Mental Hospitals

The 1940s and 50s were difficult years to be non-conformist, and that was doubly true if you were a woman.…

4 years ago

Joyce Johnson’s Novels Available From Open Road Media

Joyce Johnson is best-known for her 1983 memoir, Minor Characters, which focuses on the years 1957-58, and concerns the role…

7 years ago

The Lady is a Humble Thing: Elise Cowen

By Karen Baddeley The Lady is a humble thing Made of death and water The fashion is to dress it…

10 years ago

Lady Beats

by Hannah Withrow 1 I begin my immersion into female Beat writers fittingly with Diane di Prima; referred to in…

12 years ago

Know Your Beats

A very brief guide to the players of the Beat Generation.

14 years ago

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