Andy Clausen and his friends are celebrating his newest book - Beat: A First Hand Account of the Latter Days of the Beat Generation. Join us at Bowery Poetry for a celebration of the voices that gave a voice to a generation that learned to harness the spoken word, and changed the landscape of poetry forever.
About the book:
BEAT is an unfiltered chronicle of the wild escapades of those who made the living poetry that expressed the atomic age and beyond. Here is Ginsberg, Corso, Burroughs, Cassidy, di Prima, Waldman, Micheline, Kesey, Bukowski, Kaufman, Vega, Bremser, and many others. First-hand accounts from East Coast to West Coast, Prague to Kathmandu, Andy Clausen was there.
Clausen's eyewitness memoirs, stories, anecdotes, revelations of the generation that changed poetry, music, literature, and ushered in the psychedelic era is infused with the underlying premise that Beat is Alive.