Gregory Corso

Daddy’s Girl

Gregory Corso loved Jack Kerouac and Jack loved Joan Haverty, his second wife, loved her at least for a month…

2 years ago

Reflections on Jack Kerouac’s Favorite Line in Shakespeare

While his student at Naropa Institute in 1977, I heard the poet Gregory Corso  drunkenly inform the entire class that…

2 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

The Beats in Greece

As the birthplace of Western democracy, literature, and philosophy, it is hardly surprising that Greece was of such interest to…

4 years ago

I’m Watching You Watching Me: The Inversion of the Gaze in Ginsberg’s Photographs

“You never look at me from the place from which I see you.” – Jacques Lacan Introduction: The Photographs, The…

5 years ago

Review: The Best Minds of My Generation

There are so many books about the Beat Generation that focus on the writers’ roles as rebels and “literary outlaws,”…

5 years ago

Sarpedon: A Play by Gregory Corso

Prior to the publication of his first collection of poetry, The Vestal Lady on Brattle and Other Poems (1955), Beat…

5 years ago

The Beat Generation at War

  From Beatdom #15 - Available now on Amazon as a print and Kindle publication: The Beat Generation is often…

7 years ago

American Mutants Spawned in the Bunker

Originally published in Beatdom #14, and excerpted from the forthcoming memoir/scrapbook, Don't Hesitate: Knowing Allen Ginsberg '72 Through '92.  …

7 years ago

Pulling Our Daisy: The Illusion of Spontaneity

1959 was an important year in Beat Generation history. It was the year that William S. Burroughs published Naked Lunch…

7 years ago

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