A fascinating anthology of the life, times, and writings of 40 women from the Beat era, this volume includes a bibliography for each woman, anecdotal information, rare archival photographs. Featuring illuminating commentary by Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg, this book mines an important but often overlooked motherlode of talent and sheds light on some of the best minds of the Beat generation. 15 photos.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 344-351) and index.
Foreword / Anne Waldman
Sisters, Saints and Sibyls: Women and the Beat
Helen Adam: Bardic Matriarch
Jane Bowles: A Life at the End of the World
Madeline Gleason: True Born Poet
Josephine Miles: Mentor to a Revolution
Joan Vollmer Adams Burroughs: Calypso Stranded
Carolyn Cassady: Karmic Grace
Edie Parker Kerouac: First Mate
Joan Haverty Kerouac: Nobody's Wife
Gabrielle "Memere" Kerouac
Eileen Kaufman: Keeper of the Flame
Mary Fabilli: Farmer's Daughter
Diane di Prima: Poet Priestess
Elise Cowen: Beat Alice
Joyce Johnson: A True Good Heart
Hettie Jones: Mother Jones
Joanne Kyger: Dharma Sister
Denise Levertov: Fortune's Favorite
Joanna McClure: West Coast Villager
Janine Pommy Vega: Lyric Adventurer
Ruth Weiss: The Survivor
Mary Norbert Korte: Redwood Mama Activist
Brenda Frazer: Transformed Genius
Lenore Kandel: Word Alchemist
Anne Waldman: Fast Speaking Woman
Jan Kerouac: The Next Generation
Jay DeFeo: The Rose
Joan Brown: Painter and Prodigy
Gui de Angulo. Worthy Beat Women: Recollection / Ted Joans
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