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Corso@UConn

This recording of one of Gregory Corso’s last college readings at the University of Connecticut, Storrs on March 28, 1996, produced by Kurt Hemmer, has just recently been posted on Vimeo. Digitization and restoration from an analog vhs videotape by … Continue reading

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On The Life of a Titan: Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919-2021)

Steven Belletto, author of The Beats: A Literary History (2020) and editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Beats (2017), has kindly allowed us to publish his wonderfully detailed obituary of Ferlinghetti. You can read it HERE.

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The legendary Beat figure, best known as a publisher and poet, sadly passed away on Feb 22. That City Lights Books continues to this day is a testament to his diligence, defiance and determination. We will publish a full obituary … Continue reading

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EBSN 2021 Deadline Extended for Proposals

We’re happy to see all of your proposals coming in for the 10th Annual EBSN conference, which will be held online this fall. The final deadline for conference submissions has now been extended to March 31st. You can check the call … Continue reading

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Rare di Prima Phone Conference Reading/Discussion

As a tribute Kurt Hemmer has posted this wonderful conference call between his Beat class in Pullman, Washington and di Prima from 2000. Enjoy!

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Interview with A. Robert Lee on The Joan Anderson Letter

We are very pleased to be able to publish a great new interview with A. Robert Lee by Kurt Hemmer about the long awaited publication of Neal Cassady’s ‘Joan Anderson Letter’ via The Black Spring Press Group. See also Jan … Continue reading

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The Center for Gary Snyder Studies Relaunches

Congratulations to Professor Joan Qionglin Tan who has relaunched her “Center for Gary Snyder Studies”, which has moved from Hunan University to the Shanghai University of Economics and Finance. If you are interested to learn more please email Professor Tan … Continue reading

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Review of Gerald Nicosia’s New Book

Read Matthew McLaughlin’s great review of Beat Scrapbook, accompanied by some magical photos contributed by Nicosia himself- here.

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Tribute to Diane di Prima

We have just published a wonderfully touching and articulate tribute to Di Prima by Estíbaliz Encarnación-Pinedo Continue reading

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Diane di Prima

We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Diane di Prima’s death. A powerful, yet often delicate poet and writer, as well as a tireless teacher and activist who was instrumental in publishing Beat works. More from The Allen … Continue reading

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