walt whitman

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

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…

6 years ago

Alt Lit as the New Beat Generation

“Do you think in five years the national media will create a stupid term like blogniks to describe us?”  …

8 years ago

Dylan the (Secretly) Well Dressed

“You never seem to give yourself away completely, but of course dark-haired people are so mysterious.” Remark made by Lucien…

9 years ago

Many Loves

by Dr Madhu Mehrotra and Geetanjali Joshi Mishra “Resolved to sing no songs henceforth but those of manly attachment” -Walt…

10 years ago

Patti Smith and the Beats

“A hipster goes into a diner. ‘What kind of pie do you have?’ he asks. The waitress says, ‘The pie…

11 years ago

“It was electric”: A conversation with Michael Sharp

By Noel Dávila On Ginsberg's anger & kindness, Kerouac's “homo viator”, Burroughs' excremental prose and a fateful evening in the…

11 years ago

The Beat Generation and Travel

More so than any other literary movement, the Beats have influenced the world of travel and have helped shape our…

12 years ago

Walt Whitman and the Beats

It’s hard to read Kerouac or Ginsberg and not think of the father of American poetry, Walt Whitman. Well, it’s…

14 years ago

Whitman and the Beats

An essay about the relationship between Walt Whitman and Allen Ginsberg.

14 years ago

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