Significant Others: The Women Beats

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Diane DiPrima with Amiri Baraka, at the Cedar Tavern, April 5, 1960. Photo by Fred W. McDarrah/Getty Images

Diane DiPrima with Amiri Baraka, at the Cedar Tavern, April 5, 1960. Photo by Fred W. McDarrah/Getty Images

The contributions of the female poets of the Beat Generation—Hettie Jones, Joanne Kyger, Lenore Kandel, and Janine Pommy Vega, among others—were a significant literary force field in the counterculture's revolution.

We'll delve deeply into Brenda Knight’s award-winning Women of the Beat Generation: The Writers, Artists and Muses at the Heart of a Revolution, and write poems inspired by these extraordinary women writers.

Teaching Artist: Lissa Kiernan
Suggested donation: $25