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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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ACLA 2021 Virtual Conference “Beat Internationalism” EBSN Seminar CFP

EBSN members Benjamin J. Heal and Erik Mortenson are co-organizing a seminar titled “Beat Internationalism” for next year’s American Comparative Literature Association’s virtual conference (April 8-11 2021). If you are interested in submitting an abstract time is short – please … Continue reading

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Soft Need 23

Soft Need 23 will be the final issue of a little mag founded by Udo Breger back in 1973. Planned as another mag, Soft Need 23 ended up as a book of 260 pages with more than 80 contributors from all over the … Continue reading

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ruth weiss

We are very saddened to hear about the passing of ruth weiss, the Berlin-born Austrian-American performance poet who pioneered jazz performance poetry, inspired Jack Kerouac’s experiments with Haiku, and whose delicate, abstract works defied easy definition. weiss’ work has been … Continue reading

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Final Call For T-Shirt Orders!

Unfortunately, no orders can be taken after the August 1 deadline, so please help to keep the EBSN going, and grab a piece of Coronavirus memorobilia by buying one of our awesome shirts, HERE. Please note payments can be made … Continue reading

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Burroughs and Cohen – New Publications

Check out our New Publications section for details of some very interesting new books, including new editions of early cut-up texts featuring William Burroughs, and a collection of Ira Cohen’s mylar chamber photographs.

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Letter from Oliver Harris on CUT-UPS@60

2020 is the tenth anniversary of the EBSN and we wanted to celebrate the occasion with our most ambitious plans: the special Cut-Ups@60 double conference in Paris and London this September, featuring terrific line-ups of creative and critical participants. At the end … Continue reading

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CUT-UPS@60 Postponed

Yes, sadly we have been forced to postpone our plans for the double conference in September until at least 2021. More info to come soon…

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Jürgen Ploog

We are terribly sad at the loss of Jürgen, who passed away on May 21. We were lucky to have his presence at several of our conferences, and he was due to be a keynote at CUT-UPS@60. See the warm … Continue reading

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Telephone Interview with Carolyn Cassady, 2002

A little ray of much needed sunshine – Tom Knoff and Kurt Hemmer’s interview from 2002 has been edited and published on Vimeo, and you can listen to it here.

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