“Resolution: In order to rise as a poet, the craft of poetry must be studied and known. Painful as it may be, hours each day should be spent scanning poetry sheets and volumes of the past. New conscious ground expansion and ordinary proficiency both executed daily. The craft should fit like a glove. Exactly: from my own life, not sources from myth.” – Joanne Kyger, The Japan and India Journals
Coming this Spring – Volume 5 of the Journal of Beat Studies, which will be devoted to honoring Ann Charters, pioneering scholar, writer, historian and archivist of Beat Generation artists and literature
The Beat Studies Association will present two panels at the American Literature Association annual conference scheduled for May 25-28, 2017 in Boston, MA. We hope to see you there!
“New Directions in Beat Studies”
Chair: Ronna Johnson, Tufts University
“Kerouac and Kerouac: Legacies”
Chair: Nancy Grace, College of Wooster