Beat Atlas: A State by State Guide to the Beat Generation in America

Beat Atlas: A State by State Guide to the Beat Generation in America


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780872865129
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publication date: 03/22/2011
Pages: 225
Product dimensions: 4.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Bill Morgan: Bill Morgan (b.1949) is a painter and archival consultant who lives in New York City and Bennington, Vermont. He is the author of The Beat Generation in New York and The Beat Generation in San Francisco, I Celebrate Myself: The Somewhat Private Life of Allen Ginsberg, and edited Deliberate Prose: Selected Essays of Allen Ginsberg, 1952-1995, as well as Ginsberg’s Book of Martyrdom and Artifice: First Journals and Poems, 1937-1952, and Howl on Trial: The Battle for Free Expression.

Nancy Peters: Nancy Peters is the co-owner and past executive director of City Lights Books. She is the author of Literary San Francisco: A Pictorial History from its Origins to the Present Day (Harper, 1980).

Allen Ginsberg: Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997), founding father of the Beat Generation, inspired the American counterculture of the second half of the twentieth century with his groundbreaking poems. His books include Howl & Other Poems, Kaddish & Other Poems, Reality Sandwiches, Planet News, Fall of American, Mind Breaths, and Plutonian Ode, all published by City Lights.

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Preface 11

Northeast Region 14

I New England States 15

Massachusetts 15

Maine 36

New Hampshire 37

Vermont 39

Rhode Island 43

Connecticut 44

II Middle Atlantic States 49

New Jersey 49

New York 59

Pennsylvania 80

Midwest Region 84

III East North Central States 85

Ohio 85

Michigan 88

Indiana 92

Illinois 93

Wisconsin 100

IV West North Central States 102

Kansas 102

Nebraska 106

Minnesota 109

Iowa 112

Missouri 115

South Dakota 121

North Dakota 122

South Region 124

V South Atlantic States 125

District of Columbia 125

Delaware 129

Maryland 130

West Virginia 132

Virginia 133

North Carolina 135

South Carolina 140

Georgia 142

Florida 143

Kentucky 149

Tennessee 150

Mississippi 151

Alabama 152

VI West South Central States 154

Louisiana 154

Arkansas 157

Oklahoma 159

Texas 160

West Region 168

VII Mountain States 169

Colorado 169

Montana 181

Idaho 183

Wyoming 185

Nevada 186

Utah 188

Arizona 188

New Mexico 194

VIII Pacific States 199

Oregon 199

Washington 206

California 211

Alaska 238

Hawaii 240

Acknowledgments 243

Bibliography 247

Index 251

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