poem index




The battle against social conformity and literary tradition was central to the work of the Beats.

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Anne Waldman 1945- Beat, New York School, Spoken Word
Rochelle Owens 1936- Beat, Ethnopoetics
Ted Berrigan 1934-1983 Beat, New York School
Diane di Prima 1934- Beat
Gary Snyder 1930- Beat, Ethnopoetics, San Francisco Renaissance, Surrealism
Gregory Corso 1930-2001 Beat
Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997 Beat, San Francisco Renaissance, Spoken Word
Bob Kaufman 1925-1986 Beat
Jack Kerouac 1922-1969 Beat
Lawrence Ferlinghetti 1919- Beat