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Beats at Naropa Anne Waldman

Beats at Naropa

Anne Waldman

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ISBN : 9781566892278
Paperback
234 pages
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“At Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, there has long been an illuminating, dynamic, ongoing exchange of ideas about the history and legacy of the Beat Generation—an exchange fortunately that has been carefully archivedMore“At Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, there has long been an illuminating, dynamic, ongoing exchange of ideas about the history and legacy of the Beat Generation—an exchange fortunately that has been carefully archived and preserved. This valuable anthology does not further embalm the ‘legend’ of the Beats. Instead it allows its readers to hear authentic voices —Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, John Clellon Holmes, Diane di Prima, Philip Whalen, etc.—as well as introducing the thoughtful and responsible work of leading Beat scholars.”—Joyce JohnsonAmassed from the riches of the Naropa University audio archives, this collection offers an exciting new look at the Beats—whose influence lives on in the art and politics of our time. In this often spontaneous, conversational book, readers are introduced to the hard truths behind being a Beat woman, the haunting accuracy of William Burroughs’s world-view, the passion and energy of Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman, Jack Kerouac’s unexpected musicality, Diane DiPrima’s foray into small press publishing, Michael McClure’s account of the famous first reading of “Howl,” and, most of all, the inspirations behind America’s most provocative and prescient thinkers.Contributors include:David AmramAmiri BarakaTed BerriganJunior BurkeWilliam S. BurroughsLorna Dee CervantesAnn ChartersClark CoolidgeGregory CorsoDiane di PrimaLawrence FerlinghettiRick FieldsAllen GinsbergDavid HendersonAbbie HoffmanJohn Clellon HolmesJoyce JohnsonHettie JonesEdie Parker KerouacJoanne KygerMichael McClureWilliam S. MerwinJohn OughtonMarjorie PerloffDavid RomeEdward SandersGary SnyderJanine Pommy VegaSteven TaylorChögyam Trungpa, RinpocheAnne WaldmanPhilip WhalenLaura WrightJoshua Zim