poetry

Virgules / After Cézanne

In his 1966 interview for The Paris Review, Ginsberg recounts his early preoccupation with Cézanne’s juxtaposition of color: “I suddenly…

1 year ago

Moving Towards the Light: the Triumph of Spirituality in the Poetry of Allen Ginsberg

‘Sunflower Sutra’ Ginsberg’s ‘Sunflower Sutra’ bursts with a range of vivid imagery, connecting the pastoral with a landscape of urban…

2 years ago

A Lady’s Choice: A reflection on Diane di Prima’s “Brass Furnace Going Out: Song, after an Abortion”

Diane di Prima is a woman’s poet to the very core of her diction. She is not a woman’s poet…

2 years ago

Mechanics And Poetics: William Carlos Williams and Allen Ginsberg

William Carlos Williams played an important part in making “Howl” a well-known poem, especially in terms of communication. Indeed, William…

3 years ago

Allen Ginsberg’s First Trip to Africa

On 12th September, 1947, Allen Ginsberg shipped out as a utility man on a collier, the S.S. John Blair, for…

4 years ago

Baraka, Transitions: The man and the poetry

Tenements absorbed the sun to brick and spread the heat like a steam iron, pressing ideas flat, airless, into our…

4 years ago

Turtle Island: An Eco-Critique of Capitalism

In the modern era the sustainability of both our daily lives and global systems has become an increasingly important issue.…

4 years ago

The Poetry and Politics of Allen Ginsberg

To celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the Six Gallery reading - at which Allen Ginsberg first read from his poem,…

5 years ago

Sixty Years After the Six Gallery Reading

October 7th, 1955, was arguably one of the most important dates in American literature. On that date, in a “run…

5 years ago

Review: Paul Bunyan, by Larry Beckett

Larry Beckett is generally best-known as a songwriter, yet probably better known to Beatdom readers as the author of Beat…

6 years ago

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