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Title The beat book : poems and fiction of the beat generation / edited by Anne Waldman ; foreword by Allen Ginsberg.
Imprint Boston : Shambhala, 1996.
Edition First edition.

Subject American poetry -- 20th century.
Beats (Persons) -- Poetry.
Alt Name Waldman, Anne, 1945-
Description xxiii, 376 pages ; 23 cm
Edition First edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [366]-373).
Contents Gregory Corso -- Jack Kerouac -- Neal Cassady -- Allen Ginsberg -- Peter Orlovsky -- Diane di Prima -- John Wieners -- William S. Burroughs -- Amiri Baraka -- Lawrence Ferlinghetti -- Joanne Kyger -- Lew Welch -- Lenore Kandel -- Philip Whalen -- Bob Kaufman -- Michael McClure -- Gary Snyder.
ISBN 1570620008 : $20.00
OCLC # 32012818
Table of Contents
 Foreword / Allen Ginsberg 
 Editor's Introduction 
 Gregory Corso1
  Sea Chanty2
  The Last Gangster2
  Amnesia in Memphis3
  For Homer3
  The Mad Yak5
  Zizi's Lament5
  I Held a Shelley Manuscript6
  Poets Hitchhiking on the Highway7
  Dream of a Baseball Star8
  Spontaneous Requiem for the American Indian9
  The Whole Mess...Almost13
  Rembrandt - Self Portrait15
 Jack Kerouac16
  from The Origins of the Beat Generation17
  from On the Road20
  from Maggie Cassidy30
  from Old Angel Midnight36
  How to Meditate41
  from Doctor Sax42
  from Visions of Cody48
  from Mexico City Blues51
  from The Dharma Bums53
 Neal Cassady58
  Letter to Allen Ginsberg, May 15, 195159
  from The First Third63
 Allen Ginsberg83
  The Blue Angel84
  The Green Automobile85
  Malest Cornifici Tuo Catullo89
  from Howl90
  from Kaddish91
  At Apollinaire's Grave93
  Describe: The Rain on Dasaswamedh Ghat97
  Death News99
  Kral Majales100
  Wales Visitation103
  Pentagon Exorcism106
  On Neal's Ashes107
  The Charnel Ground107
  After Lalon110
 Peter Orlovsky115
  Dream May 18, 1958116
  Collaboration: Letter to Charlie Chaplin (with Allen Ginsberg)117
  Dick Tracy's Yellow Hat119
  Snail Poem120
  I Dream of St. Francis120
 Diane di Prima122
  Song for Baby-O, Unborn123
  Short Note on the Sparseness of the Language123
  The Practice of Magical Evocation124
  For the Dead Lecturer125
  Poem in Praise of my Husband (Taos)126
  Tassajara, 1969127
  Fragmented Address to the FBI128
  Letter to Jeanne (at Tassajara)128
  American Indian Art: Form and Tradition129
  To the Unnamed Buddhist Nun Who Burned Herself to Death on the Night of June 3, 1966130
  Brief Wyoming Meditation130
  I Fail as a Dharma Teacher131
  Death Sunyata Chant136
 John Wieners143
  A poem for vipers144
  A poem for museum goers144
  A poem for the insane147
  Act #2149
  A Poem for Trapped Things150
  A Poem for Painters151
  My Mother155
  The Acts of Youth156
  With Meaning157
  Children of the Working Class159
 William S. Burroughs162
  My Legs Senor163
  from Naked Lunch164
  The Cut-up Method of Brion Gysin182
  Cold Lost Marbles185
  "What Washington? What Orders?"186
  My Face188
  from My Education194
 Amiri Baraka199
  Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note200
  from Cuba Libre202
  In Memory of Radio203
  Hymn for Lanie Poo204
  Crow Jane211
  from Wise/Whys/y's214
  When Miles Split223
 Lawrence Ferlinghetti228
  Pound at Spoleto229
  Ladakh Buddhess Biker230
  Third World Calling232
  Baseball Canto233
  A River Still To Be Found235
  from Work-in-Progress236
 Joanne Kyger238
  The Maze239
  Pan as the Son of Penelope242
  Caption for a Miniature243
  from The Japan and India Journals244
  October 29, Wednesday255
  Philip Whalen's Hat256
  "It's been a long time"256
  "News bulletin from Keith Lampe"257
  "Every day I burn a stick of incense"258
 Lew Welch260
  This Book Is for Magda261
  Chicago Poem262
  from Taxi Suite264
  In Answer to a Question From P.W.265
  The Empress Herself Served Tea to Su Tung-po266
  Whenever I Make a New Poem266
  He Thanks His Woodpile267
  Sausalito Trash Prayer268
  Song of the Turkey Buzzard268
  The Image, As in a Hexagram272
  I Saw Myself273
 Lenore Kandel274
  Poetry Is Never Compromise275
  First They Slaughtered the Angels278
  Spring 61281
 Philip Whalen284
  Further Notice285
  Sourdough Mountain Lookout285
  Hymnus Ad Patrem Sinensis291
  Complaint: To the Muse292
  "Never Apologize; Never Explain"293
  Regalia in Immediate Demand!294
  International Date Line, Monday/Monday 27:XI:67294
  Walking beside the Kamogawa, Remembering Nansen and Fudo and Gary's Poem295
  Chanson d'Outre Tombe296
  from The Diamond Noodle296
 Bob Kaufman302
  Blues Note303
  Abomunist Manifesto303
 Michael McClure314
  from Dark Brown315
  For the Death of 100 Whales322
  from Peyote Poem323
  from Ghost Tantras326
  Mad Sonnet: Fame329
  Mad Sonnet: Grace330
  Reading Frank O'Hara in a Mexican Rainstorm330
  Senate Hearings331
 Gary Snyder333
  Milton by Firelight334
  Hay for the Horses335
  from Cold Mountain Poems337
  For a Far-out Friend340
  For the Boy Who Was Dodger Point Lookout Fifteen Years Ago341
  Four Poems for Robin342
  For a Stone Girl at Sanchi345
  Circumambulating Arunachala346
  Through the Smoke Hole346
  As for Poets349
  No Shoes No Shirt No Service350
  Old Woman Nature351
  Word Basket Woman353
 A Literary Guide to Beat Places355