Did Allen Ginsberg howl or throw the first pitch. Push yourself or forgive yourself? Cognitive bias or creativity boost? It’s our Top 10 Poetic Picks.
Discover Kerouac, Ginsberg and more with a visit to the Beat Museum in San Francisco’s North Beach.
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.
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.
The Beat poets – Kerouac, Ginsberg, O’Hara, others – were unconventional in their writing and lives, and had a major impact on American culture.
The apostrophe is dangerous. A book is a startup. Dorothy Parker is not running her Facebook account. It’s the best in poetry and poetic things.
Charity Singleton Craig experiences John Steinbeck’s California through the Salinas Valley and the Monterey Peninsula finding a people she already knows, though she has never met.
Angela Alaimo O’Donnell concludes the essay she began last week, seeking to answer the question, “What is a poet?“ My Many-Minded-Ness, or “One of These Things is Not Like the Other” Poets are many and multiple, each unique in his or her own peculiar ways. No two of them are alike—so much so that there […]
I moved upstairs to the kitchen to work. I don’t like the kitchen much. It reminds me of all the times I have to cook, and cooking is not something I enjoy. Sometimes when I cook, there’s a fire, and I’m not sure the fire extinguisher was recharged after the last one. It wasn’t my […]
The best in poetry (and poetic things), this week with Kimberlee Conway Ireton. 1 Art We heart book art. Here’s Erica Baum’s new collection of paper art. Called Dog Ear, it’s a collection of photographs of the dog-eared pages of books. Sound boring? It’s not. It’s beautiful. We’ve spotlighted quite a bit of book art […]