Take a mountain pilgrimage with us and see how a few beat poets spent time at a beloved mountain. Grab your hiking boots and a pencil, and write some poetry in the serenity of mountain air.
Literary Tour: The Beat Museum, North Beach, San Francisco
Discover Kerouac, Ginsberg and more with a visit to the Beat Museum in San Francisco’s North Beach.
September Beats: Frank O’Hara
Poet Frank O’Hara bridged the Beat poets and contemporary poetry, taking poetry from academia and even the coffeehouses to the streets.
September Beats: Denise Levertov
Poet Denise Levertov is associated with the Beat Poets, but she transcended the Beats to write about war, environment, faith, and the whole realm of life.
September Beats: Allen Ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg started with the Beat Generation and became known for the obscenity trial over his “Howl and Other Poems” and a devotion to protest.
September Beats: Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac gave the name to the Beat Generation of writers and poets. In the more than 50 years after his death, he’s become an American legend.
September Beat: The Beat Poets
The Beat poets – Kerouac, Ginsberg, O’Hara, others – were unconventional in their writing and lives, and had a major impact on American culture.