The Beat Book: Writings from The Beat Generation, edited by Anne Waldman with a forward by Allen Ginsberg, is an epistle by 17 saints of hipness, poems and all. Dig Gregory Corso, Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady, Diane Di Prima, Amiri Baraka, Lenore Kandel, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Bob Kaufman!
And Women of the Beat Generation by Brenda Knight is like a way out book that cooks. Allow me to riff … there’s Jane Bowles, Carolyn Cassady, Hettie Jones, Denise Levertov, ruth weiss … hip yourselves to ‘em!
And dig Allan Kaprow: Art as Life … the cat was in orbit! Feast your running lights on his work, film, painting, happenings, the whole scene was real gone!
And Mike Evans’ The Beats: From Kerouac to Kesey is coolsville! All the cats, hipsters, flipsters and fingerpoppin’ daddies in one place. With pictures and stories, The Beats is way, way out, it’s wild, it’s the end! As is this.
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