Updates from Paul E. Nelson

Poet Paul E. Nelson is restarting his online poetry workshops in January, for more information see: https://paulenelson.com/2021/10/22/seriality-a-2022-workshop/ The Saturday morning (PST) version would be an acceptable slot for those in Europe.
Some testimonials here: https://paulenelson.com/testimonials/

Paul would also like EBSN folks to know about this annual primer in spontaneous composition:

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ruth weiss Edited Book Out Now!


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Humanities Journal – Green Readings on Beat

Humanities Special Issue “Keep on Rolling Under the Stars: Green Readings on the Beat Generation” out now!
Edited by Chad Weidner – open access so check it out!


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EBSN 2021 Conference (29-31 Oct) – last chance to register!

Final reminder to register if you want to be part of our annual conference, being held via Zoom next weekend! We’re looking forward to seeing you all online!

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EBSN 2021 Update

  • EBSN 2021 Registration

EBSN 2021 will be held via Zoom October 29-31 (Friday-Sunday). If you’re joining us as a speaker or attendee, make sure you register before the deadline (October 20). You can do so following the easy steps here

  • Book Launch at the conference

Looking for a place to talk about your new and exciting Beat-related publication? If so, join the Book Launch we’ll hold during the EBSN 2021 virtual conference. To participate you’ll just need to register for the conference and send an email to Raven See at rsee11@elmira.edu including your name and information about the publication you want to promote (monograph, edited volume, journal special issue, etc.). We’ll get back to you before the conference with information about the event and a schedule. 


The next EBSN Annual General Meeting will be held during the EBSN 2021 virtual conference. If you’re not attending the conference but you still want to participate in the meeting, send an email to Raven See at rsee11@elmira.edu and we’ll send you information on how to access the meeting.

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Edited episodes of “Playback – The EBSN podcast, and additional/alternative content, will be broadcast bimonthly on Mondays, 6-7pm CET on Tremella Radio, a community online station based in Copenhagen, independently and democratically self-run by its members, and playing DJ sets, podcasts, experimental sound projects, poems, talk shows and other ear-worms. In collaboration with the excellent Red Transmissions: https://reddoormagazine.com/podcast/

See the website for full schedule: https://tremella.airtime.pro/

Next episode is at 6pm CET, October 4th, featuring an interview with A. Robert Lee.

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EBSN 2021

We are pleased to announce that the preliminary program for EBSN 2021 is up now on the conference page. Registration is also open and can be accessed from the same page.

We’re delighted that so many first-time attendees are going to join us for this event, in a line up that contains a wide-range of scholarship from a variety of disciplines. It is so encouraging to see the continuing health and relevance of our field – we really can’t wait to get started!

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Gregory Corso Exhibition in the UK, 21 Sept- 3 Oct 2021

R J (Dick) Ellis is curating, with Hugo Frey, a small exhibition of the work of Gregory Corso, foregrounding how he worked as a visual and graphic artist, as well as a poet, during his life. The exhibition is to be held at the Oxmarket Gallery in Chichester UK, from 21 September through 3 October 2021. For more info contact J.Haigh@chi.ac.uk

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New Book Reviews

Check out the reviews just added to the site:

NEW: Review of The Beats: A Teaching Companion (2021), edited by Nancy M. Grace, by John Shapcott.

NEW : Just for Jolly, by Phil Baker.
Review of Soft Need #23 (Expanded Media Editions, 2020) edited by Udo Breger and Luzius Martin

NEW : Just for Jolly, by Phil Baker.
Review of Soft Need #23 (Expanded Media Editions, 2020) edited by Udo Breger and Luzius Martin

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We are seeking essay proposals for a new collection of scholarly work on Joanne Kyger, “Poet in Place and Time:  Critical Essays on Joanne Kyger.”  Our goal is to deepen and broaden reader’s understanding of Kyger and her writing practice.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to, Kyger and Bolinas, Mexico, or Naropa; Ecopoetics; Bioregionalism; Kyger and poetry movements of the 20th and 21st centuries; Kyger and the experimental; Kyger and multi-media.  Essays should be no longer than 9,000 words in length including notes and works cited.
Please send 300 word proposals to Mary Paniccia Carden, mpcarden@edinboro.edu, and Jane Falk, jefalk@uakron.edu.  Deadline is September 1, 2021.

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