Title

"Beat Performance Poetry : Ginsberg, Kaufman, and Waldman" in The Beats: A Teaching Companion

Document Type

Chapter in a Book

Publication Date

3-2021

Abstract

The essay investigates the influence of Beat performance poetry on the contemporary slam poetry movement, which includes many participants who openly acknowledge Beat antecedents for the social justice content of their poetry. The essay focuses on the Beat performance poetry of Allen Ginsberg, Bob Kaufman, and Anne Waldman, and discusses at length the ways in which the author teaches Beat literature as well as performance poetry.

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