We’ve gathered together all the best Beat Generation resources, writers, poets, artists, musicians and organizations.
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Beat Generation & Related Writers
- Michael McClure – Events & news, books, multi-media, bio & resources.
- Michael McClure & Ray Manzarek – Performances, bios, & liberational writings.
- Michael McClure at Light & Dust – Poems, biographical information, & more.
- Michael McClure selected bibliography, 1956-present.
Beat poets, writers, artists & musicians
- David Amram
- Michael McClure & Ray Manzarek – Poetry & jazz.
- Reality Studio, William S. Burroughs Community – Collecting, texts, & more.
- Neal Cassady Estate – Learn about Neal, Carolyn & more.
- Diane di Prima – Bio, books, readings, reviews, workshops.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti – Bio, books, schedule… On City Lights Books’ website.
- Allen Ginsberg Official Website – Biography, books, information & more.
- The Allen Ginsberg Project – An Allen Ginsberg Gallimaufry
- Al Hinkle – Friend of Jack Kerouac; see photos, ephemera, and read his bio.
- Huncke Tea Company – A website in tribute to Herbert Huncke
- Amiri Baraka
- Hettie Jones
- Will Petersen / Plucked Chicken Press
- Larry Keenan – Beat Generation & Counterculture Photos – Photos of the Beats, Bay Area bands, Bob Dylan & more, from 1965 to present. A visual trip through 40 years of counterculture!
More copacetic writers & poets you’ll like…
- Paul Bowles & Jane Bowles Official Site – Bio, interviews, articles, bibliography.
- Richard Brautigan – Tremendous! Biography, context, & photos.
- Neeli Cherkovski – Poetry, writings, events schedule & more.
- Ken Kesey – Key-Z Productions – Kesey, Pranksters, Beats, Grateful Dead.
- David Kherdian
- Jack Micheline Foundation – Writings, biography, bibliography, photos, etc.
- Henry Miller Library – In Big Sur, California.
- Harold Norse – Tribute site includes books, photos, writings & much more.
- George Quasha – Art, poetry and writing…
- Kenneth Rexroth Archive, at Ken Knabb’s Bureau of Public Secrets.
- Hunter S. Thompson Books – A resource and bibliography
- Kenneth Tindall – Official site of the novelist. (back online soon!)
- A.D. Winans’ – Read his poetry & get the latest news.
Beat & Small Press Resources
- The Daily Beat – Rick Dale, author of The Beat Handbook, on all things Beat.
- Beatdom – Literary journal dedicated to the study of the Beat Generation.
- Beat Bookcovers – A huge collection of covers of Kerouac’s and other Beat books.
- Blues.gr – Blog posts and interviews about the Beats (Blues music, too). Great resource!
- Mimeo Mimeo – Focuses on the mimeo revolution, artists’ books, & typography.
- Dharma Beat: A Jack Kerouac Website – Kerouac info, calendar, & links.
- Beatnet – A German site, offering reviews, a Corso tribute & books for sale.
- Retracing Jack Kerouac – Documents the places in Kerouac’s life & work with photos.
- A comprehensive list of recordings which relate to Jack Kerouac and/or Neal Cassady.
Authors of Books About the Beats & Related Writers
- Paul Maher Jr. – Beat scholar; author of Kerouac: His Life and Work & other books.
- Robert Briggs – Author of Ruined Time: The 1950s & The Beat, & other works.
- John Dorfner – Author of two books about Jack Kerouac.
- Bill Ectric’s website and blog.
- Joerg Haeske– author of Anywhere Road: Retracing Jack Kerouac.
- John Long – Author of Drugs & the Beats.
- Gerald Nicosia – Author of One and Only: The Untold Story of On the Road & other books.
- Verdant Press – Offers info on many small-press & Beat-related poets (i.e., Wallace Berman, d.a. levy, Kent Taylor).
Beat booksellers & publishers
- We have a whole page devoted to them! Check out the Beat books resources page.
- Also see Beat writers at Amazon
Beat & Counterculture Art & Artifacts & Places
- The American Museum of Beat Art – Exhibition of Beat Generation art, in Alhambra, CA.
- The Beat Museum – Beat Generation events & artifacts on display in San Francisco.
- Ferus Gallery – A tribute webpage to west coast Beat artists.
- Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Festival – Held annually in Kerouac’s hometown.
- Kerouac Project – Writer’s residency program, in the Orlando house Kerouac lived in.
- Shady Lane Press – The Press of the Jack Kerouac Residency Program
Beat Photography, Cinema & Theatre
- California Beat Era – Films about the Beats in L.A. & San Francisco.
- 14167 Films – Home of “Curses & Sermons,” inspired by McClure’s poem.
- Birth of the Cool – John Turnbull’s Beat spoken word & jazz show.
- UBU Web – Rare & o.p. avant-garde, poetry, & music films in streaming format.
- Allen Ginsberg Live in London DVD – Recorded in 1995 at Heaven Nightclub.
- Beat Angel – A movie starring Vincent Balestri as Jack Kerouac.
- Canyon Cinema – Independent filmmakers & experimental film distribution
- Beat Road – Jewelry designer Danielle makes gorgeous jewelry with a Beat sensibility.
Modern Poetry & Literature Resources
- The 3rd Page: A Journal of Ongrowing Natures – Edited by Hammond Guthrie, The 3rd Page is packed with first-rate writing & art.
- Ron Silliman’s Blog – Ron’s blog focuses on contemporary poetry and poetics.
- PoetsWest – Resource for Pacific Northwest poets, poetry events, and more.
- Modern American Poetry – Info on an enormous number of modern poets.
- Textetc – Modern poetry, craft & theory. Thoughtful & filled to the brim with info.
Not Beat, but still cool:
- Edwin Romond – Award-winning poet.
- S. R. Lavin, aka Sholom – Poet, author & lyricist.
- Katie Pfeiffer – Painter – Vivacious funky art brut / outsider art paintings.
- Robert Kigel, biographer of Abraham Lincoln & poet Phillis Wheatley
- Beyond from Within – Psychedelic Folk/Pop/Rock from Steve Andrews
- L.G. Hertz – Challenging, traditional poetry