The Teducated Mouth: John Barbato interviews Ted Joans

Ted Joans, one of the original Beat poets, was born in Cairo, Illinois on 4 July 1928. By his twenties, living in New York City , he moved in the surrealist world of painters, jazz players and poets. If a scene was happening Joans had it covered. A partial list of his friends reads like a who's who of the important creators of the 20th century: Allen Ginsberg, Ella … [Read more...]

In Memory of Poet Alan Ansen: Biography, Books & Links

Alan Ansen passed away in Athens, Grece on November 12, 2006. A poet, playwright, and author, he was associated with both the Beat Generation & New York poets. Ansen served as secretary to W.H. Auden for a number of years.Ansen inspired the character Rollo Greb in On the Road, and other of Kerouac's characters as well. Living in Tangier, he spent time with Paul Bowles, … [Read more...]