Beat Generation Resources Page

Last updated 17 June 2008


17 June 2008 - Added link to Corso - The Last Beat

5 February 2004 - Added link to Larry Keenan, Photographer of the Beats
14 January 2004 - Kerouac's 'On the Road' Hits the Highway
15 January 2003 - Added link to Venice West Picture Essay
October 2002 - AsEverWas - Memoirs of a Beat Survivor by Hammond Guthrie published
30 August 2002 - Memorial reading for Philip Whalen
26 June 2002 - Philip Whalen dies
20 April 2002 - Added link to new site on the poet, Keith Barnes
31 October 2001 - New William S. Burroughs Bibliography available
26-28 October 2001 - A Beat Weekend - London, UK
July 2001 - Queer Burroughs by Jamie Russell published
11 March 2001 - Memorial for Gregory Corso held 2-5 pm, at the Ange Orenzanz Foundation Center for the Arts, 172 Norfolk Street (between Stanton & Houston Sts.), NYC, NY.
18 January 2001 - Gregory Corso dies
4 April 2000 - Poetry Olympics Party at the Festival Hall, London
6 March 2000 - Miriam Patchen, widow of Kenneth Patchen, died at her home in Palo Alto, California
20 January 2000 - Opening of exhibition Glory Days in Greenwich Village
25 September 1999 - Reading of Allen Ginsberg & Friends (Jack Kerouac, Bob Kaufman, Denise Levertov, & others) in Austin, Texas
22 April 1999 - Added Harry Redl - Home page of the Beat photographer
9 April 1999 - Added Attila the Stockbroker discussion list
3 April 1999 - Beat Festival in Pensacola, Florida
17 March 1999 - Added Beatscene magazine page updated with news of issue 32 of the magazine
13-14 March 1999 - Added events in London - including David Gascoyne, Aaron Williamson, Craig Athill, Bob Cobbing, Nicholas Johnson, Helen Macdonald, Iain Sinclair, Douglas Oliver
21 December 1998 - Video and Music recommendations added
19 December 1998 - REBOP and WhatWeb pages added
25 July 1998 - City Lights Pocket Poets - Cover Story now available
24 July 1998 - City Lights Pocket Poets - A Checklist now available
24 July 1998 - Beatscene magazine home page now includes details of back issues
June 1998 - Beatscene magazine home page now on the web
May 1998 - Celebrations of Allen Ginsberg and Kenneth Patchen
April 1998 - Recommended Books List now available
April 1998 - Lawrence Ferlinghetti reading in Prague, Czech Republic
26 February 1998 - Reading by Attila the Stockbroker and Adrian Mitchell at the Bread and Roses, Clapham
February 1998 - Flood at the Patchen Home. Please Help!

Chronology and Bibliography

A Cultural Chronology of Early Beat Generation Literature
by Larry Smith

City Lights Pocket Poets - A Checklist

City Lights Pocket Poets - Cover Story - why do the Pocket Poets covers look the way they do?


Keith Barnes (1934-1969) (Official Page)
Richard Brautigan
Charles Bukowski (1920-1994)
William S. Burroughs (1914-1997)
Jim Carroll
Neal Cassady (1926-1968)
Gregory Corso (1930-2001)
Diane Di Prima (1934-)
Diane Di Prima (1934-) (Official Page)
William Everson (1912-1994)
Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919-)
Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997)
Michael Horovitz (Official Page)
Herbert Huncke (1915-1996)
Lisa Jarnot (1967-)
Bob Kaufman (1925-1986)
Larry Keenan - Photographer of the Beats
Jack Kerouac (1922-1969)
Philip Lamantia (1927-)
James Laughlin (1914-1997)
Denise Levertov (1923-1997)
Michael McClure (1932-)
Michael McClure (1932-) (Official Page)
Peter Orlovsky
Kenneth Patchen (1911-1972)
Harry Redl - Photographer (Official Page)
Kenneth Rexroth (1905-1982)
Gary Snyder (1930-)
Carl Solomon (1928-)
Anne Waldman (1945-)
Philip Whalen (1923-2002)

Web Links

Blacklisted Journalist
Corso - The Last Beat
Literary Kicks
The Naropa Institute - The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics
St Marks Poetry Project - New York
Harry Redl - Home page of the Beat photographer
Unspeakable Visions
Venice West Picture Essay

Newsgroups and Discussion Lists


Attila the Stockbroker discussion list


Beatscene - A Magazine dedicated to the Beats
City Lights - Publisher
New Directions - Publisher

Recommended Books

Big Sky Mind : Buddhism and the Beat Generation - by Carol Tonkinson (editor)

The Birth of the Beat Generation... - by Steven Watson

The Portable Beat Reader - by Ann Charters

Off the Road - by Carolyn Cassady

On the Road - by Jack Kerouac

The Town and the City - by Jack Kerouac

Memoirs of a Beatnik - by Diane Di Prima

Queer Burroughs - by Jamie Russell

AsEverWas - Memoirs of a Beat Survivor by Hammond Guthrie


Kerouac - by John Antonelli

What Happened to Kerouac?

Music and Voice Recordings

The Best of William Burroughs

Break Through in Grey Room - by William Burroughs

Spare Ass Annie and Other Tales - William Burroughs and the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy

Beat Book Stores on the Web

BeatBooks (London, UK)

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Between the Covers (NJ, USA)
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Empty Mirror Books (WA, USA)
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Ken Lopez (MA, USA)
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Skyline Books (CA, USA)
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Water Row Books (MA, USA)
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For a more general list of Used Book Stores, see :
Antiquarian Book Dealers and Associations on the World Wide Web

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