Beats at Naropa

Beats at Naropa

Coffee House Press, June 2009. Trade Paperback. Used - Very Good. Item #215294
ISBN: 1566892279

"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 Johnson

Amassed 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 Amram

Amiri Baraka

Ted Berrigan

Junior Burke

William S. Burroughs

Lorna Dee Cervantes

Ann Charters

Clark Coolidge

Gregory Corso

Diane di Prima

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Rick Fields

Allen Ginsberg

David Henderson

Abbie Hoffman

John Clellon Holmes

Joyce Johnson

Hettie Jones

Edie Parker Kerouac

Joanne Kyger

Michael McClure

William S. Merwin

John Oughton

Marjorie Perloff

David Rome

Edward Sanders

Gary Snyder

Janine Pommy Vega

Steven Taylor

Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche

Anne Waldman

Philip Whalen

Laura Wright

Joshua Zim


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