Allen Ginsberg

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Ai Weiwei: ‘It is so positive to be poor as a child. You understand how vulnerable our humanity can be’
From living in a dugout in Little Siberia to his friendship with Allen Ginsberg in New York, artist and activist Ai Weiwei reveals what drives his restless creativity

David Shariatmadari

30, Oct, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Howl: illuminating draft of Allen Ginsberg's seminal poem found
Early draft of Howl is on sale for $425,000 and ‘allows a look into the mind’ of the influential Beat poet

Alison Flood

26, Mar, 2021 @2:10 PM

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti obituary
Poet whose outlook spanned anarchism, ecology, publishing and the City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco

James Campbell

23, Feb, 2021 @10:42 PM

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and founder of City Lights bookshop, dies aged 101
Poet and countercultural pioneer put on trial for publishing Allen Ginsberg’s Howl went on to become a beloved icon of San Francisco

Sian Cain

23, Feb, 2021 @7:42 PM

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Elaine Feinstein obituary
Poet and novelist who transformed literary writing in the 1970s

Fiona Sampson

01, Oct, 2019 @2:57 PM

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All aboard the Bob Dylan express! How Rolling Thunder revved round America
When Dylan chanced upon a huge Roma gathering in France, he was transfixed – and formed his own travelling supergroup. As Martin Scorsese brings its ragtag magic to screens, we hitch a ride back to 75

Richard Williams

11, Jun, 2019 @2:26 PM

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Graham Keen obituary
Other lives: Photographer of 1960s bohemia who seems to have attended every street protest and happening during that decade

Rozemin Keshvani

16, Apr, 2019 @5:18 PM

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WS Merwin obituary
Prolific American poet whose work engaged with both the bleak and the beautiful

Michael Carlson

25, Mar, 2019 @3:17 PM

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Writers’ wilderness haven split over Brecon Beacons phone mast plan
Novelist Ian McEwan is among literary figures objecting to plans for a 17.5-metre tower

Jamie Doward

15, Sep, 2018 @1:24 PM

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William Ferris: the folklorist who made black America immortal
Going from farm to front porch across America’s south in the 1960s, William Ferris recorded everything from praying pigs to haunting blues – a political act, he says, at a time when black voices were being silenced

Rebecca Bengal

13, Jun, 2018 @11:00 AM

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti's 'experimental' new book due in time for 100th birthday
Blending autobiography, literary criticism poetry and philosophy, Little Boy will be published in March 2019, the author’s centenary

Alison Flood

07, Jun, 2018 @10:22 AM

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The day Robert Kennedy met Allen Ginsberg: 'Have you ever smoked pot?'
In 1968, the senator welcomed the beat poet into his office, beginning what could have been an unusual relationship

David Margolick

27, May, 2018 @6:00 AM

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