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Beat Poets

  1. seicheprey profile image60
    seichepreyposted 6 years ago

    Okay, we all know that poetry is incredibly subjective and thus victim to our own personal emotions, but I still have to ask -- with the passing of a Beat poet yesterday -- what do you all think of the Beat poets?

  2. trecords0 profile image61
    trecords0posted 6 years ago

    Sorry, but who died?  I loved reading all of Kerouaks (sp?) books.  Richard Brautigan was a little past the beat times, but the sentiment is still there.

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image85
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    I am a big fan of the beat poets, I didn't hear who died either.

  4. couturepopcafe profile image60
    couturepopcafeposted 6 years ago

    IMO, beat poets were highly under rated.  They broke the mold of traditional formal poetry, something which is difficult to do in any genre of art.  Gaining acceptance in the main stream came relatively quickly because of the general overall cultural turn of the times.

  5. steveamy profile image60
    steveamyposted 6 years ago

    Howl is a classic.......

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    Poetic Foolposted 6 years ago

    Beat poets challenged the social and literary norms of the day.  When Ginsberg's "Howl and Other Poems" was first published the publisher was brought to trial on obscenity charges.  They pushed the lines in a number of areas as did the whole of the beat generation in the late 40's and early 50's.

    1. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      He's probably rolling over in his grave right now.

  7. numbeddown profile image59
    numbeddownposted 5 years ago

    For me, the beats are the only poets.