Calling on Paul Bowles: Tangier, Morocco, August 1979

Paul Bowles (detail). Photo by Birgit Stephenson

Calling on Paul Bowles
Tangier, Morocco, August 1979

”There it is,” someone says, and in the darkness, in the distance, you can see Tangier sprawled across several hills, a white …{read more}

“Street Corner” and “Process”

Photo credit: / dandeluca

A hypothetical encounter between poets Philip Lamantia and Bob Kaufman on a San Francisco street corner. Since both lived in the same North Beach neighborhood, loitered in the same cafes, …{read more}

Movie Review – Kill Your Darlings


Long before Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William S. Burroughs would be celebrated as the poetical and political figureheads of a ‘beat generation,’ there was a murder.

In the new …{read more}

Ginsberg and Lowell

Allen Ginsberg by Larry Keenan. Robert Lowell by Elsa Dorfman. Both copyright by their respective creators

the alignment of planets    parents
and the cost of going
ensured that I missed the 
Albert Hall in 1965

it was just an early disappointment
and not outstanding
because over  ...{read more}

Neal Cassady Birthday Bash

Neal Cassady Birthday Bash 2014

Denver’s 5th Annual
Neal Cassady Birthday Bash!

Friday, Feburary 7th, 2014, 8pm
Mercury Cafe / 2199 California Street / Denver, CO


Cathy, Jami and John Allen Cassady
presenting a …{read more}

Interview – Paul Maher Jr., author of Burning Furiously Beautiful: The True Story of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road

Burning Furiously Beautiful: The True Story of Jack Kerouac's On the Road

Burning Furiously Beautiful: The True Story of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road is an accurate, up-to-date, meticulously researched account of how Jack Kerouac’s 1957 novel, On the Road came to …{read more}

St. Huncke

St. Huncke

St. Huncke

Christ was hung
between the thieves
and forgave them
amid the blaze and fly buzz
of Golgatha, maybe
he finally reckoned
that thievery is nothing
if not a …{read more}

For collectors: where and how to buy Beat Generation books (and others)

On the Road / Prendio2 / Flickr

We’ve gathered together booksellers, publishers, and other services for book book collectors of all stripes. Please get in touch if you’d like to suggest a resource for this list. …{read more}


Six Poems by Patrick Mackay

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Jack Spicer and the Loyalty Oath

“The testing of a University faculty by oath is a stupid and insulting procedure. If this oath is to have the effect of eliminating …{read more}

Two Songs for Samson: An Invective Poem for Carl Solomon

Carl Solomon - Mishaps, Perhaps

Two Songs for Samson
(an invective poem)

for Carl Solomon

Where goes your nose, Old Sam?
How mighty a germ that nestled there
Could cause so mighty a blow?
Does …{read more}