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Forgotten Gems: The Poetic Legacy of Gregory Corso

“My music is built in—it’s already natural. I don’t play with the meter.” – Gregory Corso Gregory Corso, a name often overlooked in the annals of American poetry, remains an essential figure within the Beat Generation, a literary movement that defined a significant part of mid-20th-century American culture. Corso’s poetic legacy, while not as widely …

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Beyond the City Lights: Immersing Ourselves in the World of Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Born March 24, 1919 in Bronxville, New York, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, a prominent figure in the Beat Generation literary movement, is often recognized for his role as co-founder of the City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco. However, his influence extends far beyond this iconic establishment. Ferlinghetti’s work as a poet, painter, social activist, and publisher has left …

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