Newly edited travel journals from 1965 show the poet infatuated and disillusioned with communist Cuba, Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union, and Poland
The LA music writer who took down Post Malone talks about Baton Rouge rap, the pillaging of the ‘LA Weekly,’ and what Philip Roth has in common with Drakeo
An unrealized surrealist film project known as ‘Giraffes on Horseback Salad’ is rendered in comix, the latest of a century of Talmudic riffs on the disruptive vaudevillian outsiders
When the voice of a generation became the man of a thousand masks, and what we—and he—lost
Joseph Lease’s new poetry collection, ‘The Body Ghost,’ sings that body electric
At the height of the AIDS epidemic, photographer Robert Giard captured a generation of gay and lesbian writers, many of them Jewish
National Poetry Month: PBS’s ‘Poetry in America’ shows how verse isn’t merely the art of words
A half-century after his groundbreaking ‘ethnopoetic’ anthology, Jerome Rothenberg’s shamanic journey into the sacred poetry of the past continues to lead him to the unknowns of poetry’s future
The late, spaced-out Israeli artist would have been 84 this week
Hippie memories of California Gov. Ronald Reagan’s bad jokes
An excerpt from the new ‘Exit Right’ describes a tumultuous evening when the beatnik confronted the neocon
Remembering the Palestinian poet on the five-year anniversary of his death
Talk about a beat soup
Plus France’s action in Mali raises fears for French Jews and Ariel’s mayor dies
Allen Ginsberg’s date with history
The activist called Faygele ben Miriam started Washington state’s battle over marriage more than 40 years ago
Herschel Silverman, a poet and candy store owner from Bayonne, N.J., was immortalized and befriended by Allen Ginsberg. At 85, the beat goes on.
Tough customers: drunks, crazies, and other cherished branches of the family tree
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