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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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