Making it Through 2021
Despite our doors being closed since March 13th, the Beat Museum was able to survive 2020 thanks to the continuing support of Beat readers around the world. Your generosity is crucial in allowing us to continue preserving the history and materials from this pivotal movement, and provide a place to experience these stories.
We’re Reopening June 25th!
With a new exhibition, Lawrence Ferlinghetti at Home, featuring his personal desk.
Exclusive: Interview with Kerouac Biographer Holly George-Warren
Brian Hassett interviews Holly George-Warren, editor of The Rolling Stone Book of the Beats, and recently tapped as official Jack Kerouac biographer.
Allen Ginsberg’s Early Poems at Columbia, 1947
Some of Allen Ginsberg's earliest published poems in the Columbia Review, May 1947.
Brautigan, McClure, Rexroth, and Snyder at the Nourse Theatre, 1969
Famed Bay Area photographer Clay Geerdes photographed the poets reading for benefit of the Planning and Conservation League in 1969.
Perf Po: Ed Sanders @ Harper College
Perf-Po: Ed Sanders @ Harper College from Harper College Kurt Hemmer on Vimeo. On November 20, 2003, Ed Sanders gave a reading at Harper College, sharing some of his original poems and songs. Sanders’ performance is preceded by a brief interview with Kurt Hemmer, covering a range of topics, from Sanders’ earliest introduction to the […]
A Father, a Son, Two Trees and a Truck
by Chris Buck
On the occasion of Ferlinghetti Day 2021
Gregory Corso at UConn
Gregory Corso gave one of his last college readings at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, on March 28, 1996.
A Jack Kerouac Postage Stamp
The Case for a Jack Kerouac Centennial Postage Stamp Jean Louis “Jack” Kerouac was born on March 12, 1922 in Lowell, Massachusetts. As the year of his Centennial approaches, it would be fitting for the United States Postal Service to honor his life, and his literary and cultural legacy, by issuing a postage stamp in […]
Gary Snyder: Warmly Remembering Lawrence Ferlinghetti
My first night in North Beach, (at 18) roaming the night streets on a layover from Oregon, I heard of Larry Ferling. He had recently arrived in town it was said, and was looking into buying the little bookstore at the corner of Broadway and Columbus. I got my ride back to Portland. I returned […]
David Amram Remembers Lawrence Ferlinghetti
by David Amram
We first met in 1956 when his Pictures of the Gone World was first published, and one of my joys in life was being able to see him every time I came back to San Francisco.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti – A Veteran For Peace
by Nadya Williams
In 1962 a group of San Francisco veterans of World War II and Korea marched under the banner of "Veterans For Peace." The principle organizer was world-renowned poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti.