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I figured this forum should maybe have another topic :p Anyone else a fan of the Beat generation of poetry? Ginsberg is my favourite at the moment since I heard one of his live recordings of Howl and America. Fantastic voice for perfomance poetry.
1/12/2007 #1
I've heard of beat poetry, but have not every actually heard any or anything. Would you care to explain it to me and maybe suggest a few starters.. such as where to learn more about it or get more exposure to it... things like that?
2/3/2007 #2
Midnight In Eden
For starters depending on whether you like prose or poetry, Kerouac was a Beat Poet and his "On the Road" is a great starting point and probably one of the most famous and significant works from the Beat generation. It's hard to define it but it was basically started by Kerouac as a term to describe his friends and fellow writers around the fifties and early sixties. That is a very helpful link. I'd really have to recommend reading "Howl" and "America" by Ginsberg. "Howl" is pretty famous but I like "America" more, it just feels perfect to me. I'm currently dissecting his poetry at the moment and loving it. Burroughs was a big deal part of it all but I'm not his biggest fan. Hopefully that was helpful :p
2/3/2007 #3
Thanks for the info. :) Oh! Jack Kerouac, right? Yeh... I should definitely check this out. I'm sadly, not well-read in poetry. Bad, bad me! So I'll look at some beat poetry and come back to this. :D
2/3/2007 #4

I'm a total beat poetry noob, but the concept fascinates me :)

9/15/2009 #5
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