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  Is The Web Beat
All this is to say that the chance to work with others creatively, in honor of master poets past, present and future, and the massive spiritual legacy that is Beat Generation literature, is the heart of the ongoing tradition of Whitmanic camaraderie.
This group of poets have their own unique place in that they have lived entire poetic lives in the shadows, or under the radar, of the 60's culture that mark the flowering of Beat America.
JC: It appears to be that the Beat Generation has a major presence on the web as a subject of history, and perhaps, more indirectly than directly, the virtual landscape remains open to a continuation of their lineage.
www.poetspath.com /homepage/Is_The_Web_Beat_Interview.htm   (1920 words)

  Beat Poets - Picture - MSN Encarta
The Beat Generation of American writers supported an alternative set of values to that held by mainstream 1950s America.
Experiencing as much of the world as possible, particularly through travel, was one of the pastimes of these writers.
This is a photo of the beat figures Jack Kerouac (far left, standing), Allen Ginsberg (center, standing), Peter Orlovsky (right, standing), Gregory Corso (left, in front), and Lafcadio Orlovsky (right, front) in Mexico City in 1956.
encarta.msn.com /media_461570465/Beat_Poets.html   (74 words)

 Beat Poets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Beat Poets produced startling images and fantastic ideas in their unorthodox works, works born of drug experimentation, rebellious ideology, and extensive travels.
The poets need for freedom is perhaps at the heart of their many travels.
By examining the works of the Beat Poets, including journals, poetry, and letters, and other articles and books concerning the Beats, one is able to gain insight into the social climate and personal agendas that caused them to become expatriates and to settle in Paris.
www.uncp.edu /home/nwb/paris/kdial/beatwebpage.htm   (601 words)

 Amazon.ca: Beat Poets: Books: Carmela Ciuraru   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Visceral and powerful, infused with an unmediated spiritual and social awareness, this is a rich and varied tribute and, in the populist spirit of the Beats, a vital addition to the libraries of readers everywhere.
"Beats Poets," a snug volume of various poetry from the Beat era in the 1950s and 60s, can serve as a sampler for 28 modern influential poets.
Rousing poems and Beat verse classics will bring back nostalgic memories for some, while introducing a whole new generation to a diverse Beat poetry drawn from the themes and concerns of a now yesteryear of the American experience.
www.amazon.ca /Beat-Poets-Carmela-Ciuraru/dp/0375413324   (655 words)

 Free Term Papers, Free Essays Papers, and Reports - "Beat Poets"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The "Beat Movement" in modern literature has become an important period in the history of literature and society in America.
Where early writing was stiff, beat writing allowed for the writing to come after it to beat to a different drummer.
Beat writing has expanded the world of literature, poetry and music to a higher level for people to enjoy.
www.essaycity.com /free_term_papers_and_essays/Poetry/21.html   (621 words)

 Beatnik Writers, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs
According to Kerouac, the word "beat" had various definitions and connotations for the writers such as despair over the beaten state of the individual in mass society and belief in the beatitude, or blessedness, of the natural world and in the powers of the beat of jazz music and poetry.
Beat poets would hold poetry readings at local cafes, coffee houses or art galleries where they would read their latest revelations to other members of the beat circle.
Jack Kerouac was one of the first beat poets to have literature on this unconventional lifestyle published and recognized nationally.
www.bluesforpeace.com /beat-generation.htm   (1690 words)

 The Beat Page
The Beat Page is dedicated to the movement that began in the early 1950's with a small and tightly connected group of young writers who demonstrated a care-free, often reckless and unquestionably fresh approach to literature as well as a demonstrative social stance toward what was sometimes referred to as "The Establishment".
The term "Beat" was reportedly coined by Jack Kerouac in the late 1940's, but became more common at about the time that writers like himself, Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti were beginning to get noticed.
It was quickly becoming a slang term in America after World War II, meaning "exhausted" or "beat down" and provided this generation with a definitive label for their personal and social positions and perspectives.
www.rooknet.com /beatpage   (263 words)

 Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More - A Brief Guide to the Beat Poets
Beat poetry evolved during the 1940s in both New York City and on the west coast, although San Francisco became the heart of the movement in the early 1950s.
Among this group of poets, hallucinogenic drugs were used to achieve higher consciousness, as was meditation and Eastern religion.
Buddhism especially was important to many of the Beat poets; Gary Snyder and Allen Ginsberg both intensely studied this religion and it figured into much of their work.
www.poets.org /viewmedia.php/prmMID/5646   (448 words)

 Mad Hatters' Review - Issue 4 - BOOK REVIEW by Charles Ries 'Baby Beat Generation & The 2nd San Francisco Renaissance'
These were talented, dedicated, and extremely literate poets, some of whom were 'well educated', but all of whom were very well read and had been writing for quite a long time, even though many of us were only in our mid-late twenties.
The publisher and editor wanted to cite and establish a viable tradition, with the passing down of the Beat heritage and the Beat "torch" as it were, to the next generation.
Poets were reading everyone from Nelson Algren to Vosnesensky, Breton to Lorca -- you had to read all the time to keep up at all.
www.madhattersreview.com /issue4/bookreview_babybeat.shtml   (2325 words)

 Baby Beat Generation
Most of the writers represent the Beat cadre: however, Nanos Valoritis and Jack Hirschman are not per se, Beat poets.
Baby Beat, a title bestowed by the late Richard Brautigan, probably in his true two-minded Brautigan twist becomes the call of the book, although Brautigan himself is given “Others” status.
Baby Beat Generation tail ends the anthology with “Peripheral Poets”, a grossly arrogant signature that includes Anne Valley Fox, Tom Cuscon and Barbara Szerlip, given that these poems are often much better poems than those offered as 2nd Renaissance.
www.raggededge.btinternet.co.uk /babybeats.htm   (650 words)

 Beatniks, Beat Writers, Jack Kerouac, Alan Ginsburg
The discovery of the word 'beat' was essential to the formation of a sense of self definition among the earliest writers making up the cluster that would later call itself members of a 'Beat Generation'.
The word 'beat' was primarily in use after World War II by jazz musicians and hustlers as a slang term meaning down and out, or poor and exhausted.
The term 'Beat Generation' was coined by Kerouac in a conversation with John Clellon Holmes
www.bluesforpeace.com /beat.htm   (452 words)

 Liverpool poets - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
They were involved in the 1960s Liverpool scene, that gave rise to The Beatles, during a time when the city was termed by US beat poet Allen Ginsberg, "the centre of the consciousness of the human universe".
The Liverpool poets were a strong influence on the late 1970s Kent group The Medway Poets (some of whom later founded the Stuckists art group), and were also involved in reading with them.
Poet Christopher T. George was born in Liverpool in 1948, and lives in America.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Liverpool_poets   (1235 words)

 TheCriticalPoet - Featured Movement - Beat Poetry
The term "the beat generation" was first used by John Clellon Holmes in a 1952 article, This Is The Beat Generation, about the young people of his time for the New York Times Magazine.
The Beats are particularly associated with San Francisco, especially North Beach, and their generally accepted father-figures were the poet Kenneth Rexroth ("Godfather of the Beats"), Henry Miller and William Burroughs.
The core group of beats were friends living in New York all struggling to be poets and writers: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Neal Cassady, and William S. Burroughs.
thecriticalpoet.tripod.com /beats.html   (760 words)

 Mid Term Papers: Term Papers on Beat Poets
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The "Beat Movement" in modern literature has become an important period in the history of literature and society in America.
Incorporating influences such as jazz, art, literature, philosophy and religion, the beat writers created a new and prophetic vision of modern life and changed the way a generation of people sees the world.
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 Beat generation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The bop form of jazz championed by Charlie Parker and others was one of the biggest influences on many of the Beats; in fact, the horn-rimmed glasses, goatee, and beret sported by the stereotypical beatnik was derived from the fashion of trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie.
One prominent critic of the Beats was Norman Podhoretz.
Beats In Kansas: The Beat Generation in the Heartland
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Beat_Generation   (8199 words)

 eastbayexpress.com | Music | Beat Poets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Tabla Beat Science returns to the Bay Area, fusing Indian and electronic music thusly...
Tabla Beat Science appears Friday, June 21 at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco and on Sunday, June 23 at the Sierra Nevada Music Festival in Angels Camp.
It was June 5, 2001, and 13,000 fans of Tabla Beat Science had mobbed Stern Grove's outdoor concert area, the biggest throng the park had ever seen.
www.eastbayexpress.com /Issues/2002-06-19/music/music.html   (986 words)

 Psychedelic 60s: The Beats: San Francisco
A number of the younger poets followed Ginsberg's example and began producing poetry that owed more to the Beat experience of New York than to the older, established poets of San Francisco.
Beat Zen, Square Zen, and Zen, is Alan Watts' essay on Zen Buddhism.
his inspiration mainly from jazz music and was often referred to as "the jazz poet." He joined the Renaissance movement and was an integral part of that scene, though Kaufman preferred to recite his poems aloud from memory in cafes and bars.
www.lib.virginia.edu /small/exhibits/sixties/beatssf.html   (832 words)

 Beat Generation - Famous Friends of Cannabis - Beatniks
With such means at his disposal, the poet can enter on a career as a prophet and revolutionary, a cultist or a populist by turns.
The lifestyles which the group of Beat writers adopted were against typical suburban, conformist family life in the 1950's.
The women in the beat circle which included Diane di Prima, Joan Vollmer Adams Burroughs, Carolyn Cassady, Joan Kerouac and Elise Cowen were then a large part of the Beat Generation; but ironically, were to a large extent eminently marginalized and ignored as prominent figures by journalists later on.
www.friendsofcannabis.com /friends/beatniks.htm   (1840 words)

 The Beat Generation St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles
In general terms, the Beat poets were leftist in political orientation and committed to the preservation of the planet and the human species.
The difficulty of pinning down the essence of the Beat poets is part of their allure.
The Beats earned their defiant image in part through the controversial themes in their work, which included celebration of the erotic, sexual freedom, exploration of Eastern thought, and the use of psychedelic substances.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g1epc/is_tov/ai_2419100103   (621 words)

 The next generation of Beat poets — JSCMS
Poet Suheir Hammad, left, and Professor Ammiel Alcalay from Queens College, City University of New York talking at the Bowery Poetry Club.
Better known as The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, the Boulder, Colo., school was founded in 1974 by the late Beat poet Allen Ginsberg and poet Anne Waldman.
Though many of the instructors were part of the Beat tradition in some way, they welcomed the other cultural references that students brought to their writing.
jscms.jrn.columbia.edu /cns/2005-04-05/lavallee-bowerypoets   (1037 words)

 The Beat Page - Writers
Their intertwining lives provided a basis for Beat literature, and this can be seen in the work of William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac.
The Beat fraternity, forged a decade before the world began to glamourize it, provided their entry into the world of writing.
The Beats were not the first Americans to revolt against literary tradition, nor were they the first to entwine their lives and their art.
www.rooknet.com /beatpage/writers/index.html   (481 words)

 Beat Generation Bookstore 1
The Portable Beat Reader is an excellent and thorough study of the Beat Generation, compiled and edited by Ann Charters, biographer of Jack Kerouac and one of our most notable experts on Beat literature and ideas.
Rather, it's his own story of how it felt to leave home and learn to be a poet by hanging out with the great beat poets, albeit in their more gentled phase (past their road-tripping days, but still full of "CrazyWisdom").
This insider's view of the Beat scene of the fifties and early sixties vividly marks the advancement of a new perception of art as "a living bio-alchemical organism" through essays by a poet and playwright who helped shape the movement.
60sfurther.com /Books-Beat.htm   (6655 words)

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The poet Jack Spicer was the Beat Generation's ultimate social and literary outcast.
Published on the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Beat Generation.
The story of real people, the bohemians who came to be called Beats, of a real place, North Beach San Francisco, and a real time, the late 1950s and early 1960s.
www.kerouac.com /first_editions.html   (2263 words)

A Brooklyn native, Kahn somehow earned the Dodger beat at all of 24 years old, which would be unheard of today, but he held his own in a hypercompetitive news market which included the likes of Dick Young and Red Smith.
In other words, Shropshire and the writer he shared the Rangers' beat with in '73, Harold McKinney, had free rein to live life to the fullest, and the players, fully aware the team was going nowhere and unable to file for free agency, were of a similar mindset.
The divisions which exist between players and members of the media were not yet entrenched, meaning "a cerebral group of journalists and professional ballplayers" closed down more than a few bars.
www.ballparkanalysis.com /articles/013104.htm   (1393 words)

 Channel4.com - SlashMusic - The Beat Poets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
September 2005 saw 'The Beat Poets' perform at the Buzz Magazine entertainment awards ceremony and Hot Press picked the band to support 'The Revs' on their recent tour.
The poets continued to gig relentlessly throughout Ireland and the U.K, gaining increasing media attention and extending their fanbase.
Only 10 months old 'The Beat Poets' have had a baptism of fire...imagine....this is still only the beginning....
www.channel4.com /music/myband/TheBeatPoets   (427 words)

 LitKicks: The Beat Generation
The term "Beat Generation" gradually came to represent an entire period in time, but the entire original Beat Generation in literature was small enough to have fit into a couple of cars (at times this nearly happened).
The "latter day beats" added some much needed cultural diversity, as well as an infusion of new ideas and talent, to the core of white male friends that were the "classic beats".
The ranks of legendary Beat poets continues to slowly evolve; recently more attention has been paid to other talented writers who had gathered at the fringes of earlier Beat scenes, including Charles Plymell, Jack Micheline, Herschel Silverman, Marty Matz, Ron Whitehead, Jim Carroll, Janine Pommy-Vega and countless others.
www.litkicks.com /BeatPages/page.jsp?what=BeatGen   (883 words)

 Women of the Beat...Helen Adam Biography
One of the predecessors of the Beat Generation, Helen Adam was an influence on many of the poets in the San Francisco area.
Helen was a strong voice that encouraged many of the Beat poets as they began to explore writing as an art form.
While her continued use of the ballad form “mystified” many of the poets more associated with the movement, her “mystery and knowledge … excited the young wild poet scholars of [the San Francisco Renaissance] with a special kind of mad spirit” (10).
www.womenofthebeat.org /HelenAdam/HelenAdam.htm   (230 words)

 The Beat Movement: Buy a Book
Beat Culture and the New America–1950-1965 (Paris and New York: The Whitney Museum of Art in association with Flammarion, 1995) softcover, copiously illustrated with more than 300 photos, 280 pages.
Beat Culture and The New America: 1950-1965 puts the cultural legacy of the Beat generation into the context of the social and artistic ferment of the 1950s and early 1960s.
Whitney curator Lisa Phillips, who conceived and organized the exhibition, and the nine contributing writers to this catalogue [which includes three new pieces by Beat film expert Ray Carney] have set out to define not only the historical roots of Beat culture, but also the relationship between its fuzzy edges and its molten center.
people.bu.edu /rcarney/beatmov/more.shtml   (1278 words)

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