Tag Archives: Beats

Drunks in doorways, Moons on trees

This  Monday, Bill Murray popped-up at SXSW in Austin, Texas for an impromptu street poetry reading of the great Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s short work “Dog”. The reading was not spontaneous, but part of a national promotional campaign for director … Continue reading

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Nowhere to go but everywhere

“There was nowhere to go but everywhere…”

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Writing Lessons From William S. Burroughs

Back in 1979, William S. Burroughs taught a writing course for Boulder Colorado’s Naropa University. Thanks to the magic of YouTube we can all learn the secrets of the Beat icon. The three part video series covers Burroughs’s views on writing … Continue reading

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On The Road

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Call Allen Ginsberg

I nearly forgot to mention that this is National Poetry Month. To celebrate San Francisco’s literary heritage and to commemorate the Beat Poets, a clever cabal of contemporary hipsters developed the “Call Allen Ginsberg” project. They installed street art pieces … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

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William S. Burroughs: What a cut-up

I just saw that Penguin Modern Classics will be reissuing William S. Burroughs’ mind-bending cut-up trilogy with some appropriately sinister cover art by Julian House. You may not recognize his name, but House is responsible for some awesome album cover … Continue reading

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Yes, We Love the Infographics

 

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