women

The Protests of Ginsberg and Di Prima as Marginalized Minorities

There is nothing more American than a protest, than questioning authority and rebelling in the name of justice. As a…

1 year 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

Little Women

I was only twenty in the fall of 1955 when I sat down to start my first novel. Come and…

2 years ago

Women Writers of the Beat Era: A Review

In Women Writers of the Beat Era: Autobiography and Intertextuality, Mary Paniccia Carden argues that although the most famous writers…

3 years ago

‘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

“A Fleeting Moment in a Floating World”: The Women of the Beat Generation Through Allen Ginsberg’s Eyes

“The whole Beat scene had very little to do with the participation of women as artists themselves. The real communication…

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

Echoes of the Revolution: Diane di Prima and the Beat Generation

This essay originally appeared in Beatdom #17:               “We are in the middle of a bloody, heartrending revolution /…

4 years ago

Defining Beat: Era, Location, and the Importance of Considering Women

  The Beat Generation, though small in numbers, had a profound effect on the American literary tradition. Coming into existence…

4 years ago

Love, H: The Letters of Helene Dorn and Hettie Jones

Love, H: The Letters of Helene Dorn and Hettie Jones chronicles a forty year friendship through their correspondence, as well…

5 years ago

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