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Women of the Beat movement

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Dramatis personae featuring minor characters

This started out as a private correspondence about sundry arts topics but I thought I’d reduce it to alphabetical list, short i.d., and a link, for general use: Alden Van Buskirk, minor Dartmouth Beat Poet (d. 1961); Aleta Hayes, teacher, … Continue reading

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They’ve got the beat, but backwards and in heels

I go in and out of obsession with The Beats. One, I read “Kaddish” (AG) with Tom Sleigh, at Dartmouth, in the 1980s, but didn’t really feel it. Two, in San Francisco, in late 1980s, I lived across the street … Continue reading

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Hey blue Kerouacs, why so jaded?

There’s something in today’s Palo Alto Post about a comedian being pulled off the stage at Columbia University of New York for saying no one looks in the mirror, who is black, and says ‘I’d like to be gay too … Continue reading

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