Tag: Beat movement

March 26th Birthday Love: Gregory Corso

“My music is built in—it’s already natural. I don’t play with the meter.” – Gregory Corso Speaking of birthday love for Beat poets, today is the birthday of the author Gregory Corso, who was born in New York City on March 26, 1930 and passed away on January 17, 2001 at the age of 70.  He …

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March 24th Birthday Love: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Today is the birthday of the American poet Lawrence Monsanto Ferlinghetti,.  He was born March 24, 1919 in Bronxville, New York. In 1953, he moved to San Francisco with his wife, Selden Kirby-Smith.  There, he and Peter D. Martin of City Lights magazine started City Lights Bookstore, and thus began Ferlinghetti’s central role in the rising of the Beat movement as the store …

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