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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Rest in Peace, Roger Brunelle
by Steve Edington
Past President, Lowell Celebrates Kerouac
Those of us on the Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Committee are saddened by the passing of Roger Brunelle. Roger was one of the founders of LCK when it was first created to see to the construction and dedication of the Jack Kerouac Commemorative in Lowell.
Ping Pong of the Abyss
Gerd Stern, the Beats, and the Psychiatric Institution, by Gabby Kiser
Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb”
Amanda Gorman’s poem “The Hill We Climb” stole the show on inauguration day, January 20th, 2021. It was also, of course, a big day for the country, and for President Joe Biden and Vice Pres. Kamala Harris as well.
Looking Back, Venturing Forward
A year-end message from Jerry Cimino An extremely clever TV commercial has been running the last few weeks from Match.com. Satan is matched with a beautiful woman named “2020” and they become an item. They fall in love over the course of the year, stealing toilet paper, taking selfies in front of dumpster fires, spending […]
Diane di Prima: A Phone Conference / Poetry Reading & Discussion of Her Life
Credit: Kurt Hemmer, Harper College It was a cold day in San Francisco when Diane di Prima called in to Kurt Hemmer’s class in Pullman, Washington. Beginning with some readings from Dinners and Nightmares, Diane covers a range of topics, from her experiences living as a poor bohemian artist in New York, to her ideas […]