The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry

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Basic Books, 1999 - Poetry - 685 pages
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From the Beat poetry of the '50s to the spoken word of today,The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry brings readers the words, visions, and extravagant lives of bohemians, beatniks, hippies, punks, and slackers. Like Donald Allen's epochalNew American Poetry,The Outlaw Bible will serve as a primer for generational revolt and poetic expression, and is an enduring document of the visionary tradition of authenticity and nonconformity in literature. This exuberant manifesto includes lives of the poets, on-the-scene testimony, seminal underground articles never before collected, photographs of clubs and cafes, interviews, and, above all, the poems.
 

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User Review  - abirdman - LibraryThing

A big, satisfying overview of "non-academic" poetry through the end of the 20th century. There is much here that just can't be found elsewhere, and good editorial introductions to chapters about ... Read full review

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User Review  - amberella - LibraryThing

I found this book at the library while searching for Jack Kerouk I think. I checked it out and loved so many of the poems. I started coping the ones I liked, then I realized, I'd end up copying the whole book! So, I had to add it to MY library. I love anything to do with bad boys. Read full review

Contents

Jim Brodey Soul Eyes
3
American Renegades
12
a levy From Tombstone as a Lonelv Charm
24
Diane diPrima Revolutionary Letter 1
46
Peter Coyote Tracking Bob Dylan
48
Bob Kaufman Bagel Shop Jazz
65
Helen A Harrison On Jackson Pollock
79
James Dean Ode to a Tijuana Toilet
92
Steve Dalachinsky Incomplete Directions
381
Meat Poets
389
William Wantling Poetry
396
Ann Menebroker Round Up
406
Joan Jobe Smith Aboard the Bountv
413
American Renegades
419
Jennifer Blowdryer From Resume
420
Ai The Kid
433

Lawrence Durrell On Henry Miller
113
Jack Hirschman Europe
120
Victor Hernandez Cruz An Essay on William Carlos Williams
128
Gregory Corso
144
Neal Cassady Adventures in Autoeroticism
148
Kathy Acker From Devoured bv Mvths an interview
165
Dominique Lowell Bike Messenger Leading the People
188
Ken DiMaggio These Are My Words My Neon
200
David Lerner The Crucifixion of Johnny Carson
219
Daniel Higgs From The Exploding Parable
229
Slammers
235
Lisa Martinovic Debt of Blood
242
Vytautas Pliura In the Hands of the Enemy
250
Regie Cabico Check One
254
Hank Hyena William I Giggled with Your Girlfriend
261
Sini Anderson Its a Good Day
268
American Renegades
274
Umar Bin Hassan Malcolm
282
Richard Pryor Africa
291
Jayne Cortez Global Inequalities
297
Ishmael Reed If my Enemy is A Clown A Natural
303
Alice Notley Its Dumb to be a Member of
311
Joe Brainard Van Gogh
317
Ron Padgett The Fortune Cookie Man
320
The Burial
328
David Henderson PoemMiguel Piiiero
337
John Bennett Ode to My Mother
343
Sonia Sanchez A Poem for Jesse
349
Story
355
Wallace Berman Untitled
361
David Meltzer From Beat Thing
372
Jim Carroll 8 Fragments for Kurt Cobain
447
Tuli Kupferberg The New America
461
David Lerner This Is the Babarians
466
Julia Vinograd In the Bookstore
472
Bucky Sinister I Was with Her Long Enough
478
Q R Hand some people have enough problems
484
Andy Clausen Wail Bar Night
492
Penny Arcade Career Move
498
Steven J Bernstein Murdered in the Middle of the Dance
505
Ira Cohen Electronic Multimedia Shamanism
514
Henry J Morro Marilyn Monroe Is Dead
520
Ellyn Maybe Ball Chain Record Store
526
FrancEyE Asteroid Poem 15
532
Kaye McDonough For Frank
539
Gerald Nicosia Jack Kerouac Returns to Lowell after 25
546
Tony Scibella Venice West
552
Philomene Long Memoirs of a Nun on Fire
554
James Ryan Morris 7th Sound for John Garfield
560
The Carma Bums
568
Doug Knott Sunset Strip SelfImprovement
577
A Brief
585
Philip Whalen Characteristically
594
Ted Berk Manifesto for Mutants
601
Julia Stein Downtown Woman
609
Steve Cannon This Is the Land of Missed Opportunity
618
Frank Fissette Fugitive
624
Bonnie Finberg Archaeology
630
Jim Feast QA
635
Index
674
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About the author (1999)

Alan Kaufman is a writer-in-residence in The New York Public Library's Frederick Lewis Allen Room. In addition to the "Outlaw anthologies",The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, The Outlaw Bible of American Literature (co-edited with Barney Rosset),The Outlaw Bible of American Essays, The Outlaw Bible of American Art his books include the novelMatches, the memoirsJew Boy andDrunken Angeland the anthologyThe New Generation. His most recent book of poetry isStraight Jacket Elegies. Kaufman is the former dean of The Free University of San Francisco and has been a lecturer at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco. His essays on culture and politics have appeared inThe Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Salon, McSweeneysand other publications.

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