"I’m creating an imaginary — it’s always imaginary — world in which I would like to live." - William S. Burroughs
“Rebecca Ginsberg, Buba, wife of Pincus, laundry-man later tobacco-store owner, my paternal grandmother (b. Russia near Kaminetz-Podolska May 1869–d. July 1962) visiting her elder son Louis’ house, here 84 years old at table for Seder preparations. She’d attended Adult Education English classes in Newark 14 years earlier, written patriotic essay declaring “God Blast America!” Younger son Uncle Abe & daughters Aunt Rose, Clara & H.S. teacher Hannah were her children. Dining room 428 East 34th Street, Paterson New Jersey April 1953.” (photograph and caption by Allen Ginsberg)
Poster for next week’s conference on Beat Women writers
illustrated wraps 200 pp contains Kerouac Interview Summer 1968
We have a question we’d like to put to you: What is “Beat”?
There are numerous definitions. Ginsberg once said:
Everybody [is] lost in a dream world of their own making. That was the basis of the Beat Generation. That was the primary perception. The idea of transience of…