Beat news

October 11, 2021

In case you missed the announcement from the National Beat Poetry Foundation, or didn’t even know there was a National Beat Poetry Foundation, the NBPF has appointed new Beat Poets Laureate for the 2021-2022 year. Pilar Rodríguez Aranda is the new International Beat Poet Laureate and Ron Whitehead is the new National Beat Poet Laureate USA. Sadly, the Cascadia region is unrepresented among the U.S. Beat Poets Laureate present and past.

Find out more on the NBPF website and on Facebook.

the new old Howl

March 25, 2021

If you happen to have a spare $425,000 to spend on your poetry collection, hasten over to Type Punch Matrix, where a “Previously unknown original carbon typescript” of Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” is on offer. In “Very good overall” condition, the 11-page copy “was discovered among the papers of bohemian and arts benefactor Annie Ruff, and is the exact carbon struck on Ginsberg’s own typewriter from the top ribbon copy now housed at Stanford among Ginsberg’s papers.” Read the story.

Ginsberg lectures

Open Culture, which keeps track of “The best free cultural & educational media on the web” has just announced the availability of 13 Lectures from Allen Ginsberg’s “History of Poetry” Course. Visit the page for descriptions and links as well as additional Ginsberg resources.

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