6 Poems by Gloria Avner

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End of the Sixties

this sea this sky
not the winding
bumpy road past Ararat,
down Khyber pass
by folding bicycle
fear survived
Swat valley snowstorm
rescue on the way
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Review – The Beats: A Very Short Introduction by David Sterritt

The Beats: A Short Introduction by David Sterritt

The Beats: A Very Short Introduction by David Sterritt / Oxford University Press / 978-0-19-979677-9 / 126 pages

David Sterritt’s work might be familiar to Beat or film aficionados through …{read more}

The Beat Generation vs. “Beatniks”

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“Beatnik” is sometimes – incorrectly – used to describe to the Beat Generation writers and artists. We’re going to straighten out the confusion for you! Here’s an explanation of who …{read more}

Denise Raphael’s Top Ten Beat Books List

scratching the beat surface

(in no particular order)

Scratching the Beat Surface: Essays on New Vision from Blake to Kerouac by Michael McClure

Desolation Angels by Jack Kerouac

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Mario Cesariny

Mario Cesariny, by Carlos Botelho

Portuguese Surrealist poet, painter, and playwright Mario Cesariny passed away on November 19, 2006 in Lisbon, at the age of 83.

He met Andre Breton in Paris in 1947, was …{read more}

A. D. Winans: 11 Photographs

House Cat, Abandoned Planet Bookstore, San Francisco, 2000 by A.D. Winans

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David Amram: To Laura for Ted Joans

Ted Joans Lives!

David Amram:
To Laura for Ted Joans

Dear Laura:

 - I just heard about Ted’s passing and wanted to tell you how sorry I was, and hope you will know that …{read more}

Robert Creeley: Ted Joans, Primary Poet

Ted Joans Lives!

Sad news indeed that old friend and ally Ted Joans has died in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he’d been living for the past few years. Apparently his health, affected by …{read more}

The Teducated Mouth:
John Barbato interviews Ted Joans

Ted Joans Lives!

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 …{read more}

On writing poetry – how to write terrific poems

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Here are some tips on learning about poetry, finding your unique voice, and writing terrific poems.

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Preparation & Inspiration for Writing Poetry
Read as much contemporary poetry as you can.