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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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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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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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