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Adrian Mitchell

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1932–2008),

poet, novelist, and playwright, born in London and educated at Christ Church, Oxford. He was associated with the pacifism, social protest, and free verse forms of...

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Allen Ginsberg

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(1926–1997)

US poet and leading figure of the Beat group of writers, who first came to prominence in the 1950s.

The son of poor Jewish immigrants from Russia, Ginsberg was...

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Beatles

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A pop and rock group from Liverpool consisting of George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr.

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Bob Cobbing

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

(1920–2002),

British poet, born in Enfield, Middlesex, educated at Enfield Grammar School and Bognor Training College. After working as a teacher and bookshop manager, he became a...

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Christopher Logue

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(1926– ),

poet, playwright, journalist, and actor. During the 1950s he co‐edited with Trocchi the influential Paris‐based magazine Merlin (1952–5), which published work by Beckett,...

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George Macbeth

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1932–92),

poet, was a member of the Group during the 1950s and in the 1960s was associated with the vogue for poetry in performance. His early work was experimental and at times...

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jazz poetry

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

A genre presaged in the USA by Vachel Lindsay (1879–1931) with his incantatory ballads, ‘General William Booth’ (1913), ‘The Congo’ (1914), The Daniel Jazz (1920), etc.; and then by...

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Jeff Nuttall

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

(1933–2004),

British poet and novelist, born in Clitheroe, Lancashire, educated at Hereford School of Art and Bath Academy of Art. He became Head of Fine Art at Liverpool...

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1920– ),

American Beat poet. Although born in New York, he was the mainstay of the San Francisco Renaissance—the West Coast wing of the Beat movement. In 1953 he co‐founded City...

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Michael Horovitz

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

(1935– ),

poet, performance artist, and editor, born in Frankfurt. He emigrated to England with his family as a child, and was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford. He was one of...

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Michael McClure

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(1932–),

Kansas-born author, long resident in San Francisco, with whose Beat movement he has been associated. His personal and passionate poetry includes Hymns to St. Geryon...

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New Departures

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

A magazine founded by Michael Horovitz in 1959, since when issues have appeared at irregular intervals. At its best, New Departures has fulfilled its editor's original intention of making...

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Tom Pickard

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

(1946– ),

poet, born in Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne: in 1963 he instigated a celebrated series of poetry readings and performances at the Modern Tower in Newcastle, including a...

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