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Humanities 2018, 7(4), 102; https://doi.org/10.3390/h7040102

Projective Verse: The Spiritual Legacy of the Beat Generation

SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB), Seattle, WA 98118, USA
Received: 25 September 2018 / Revised: 8 October 2018 / Accepted: 17 October 2018 / Published: 22 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Beat Generation Writers as Readers of World Literature)
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Allen Ginsberg’s poetry, poetics or cultural activism; Jack Kerouac’s prose, poetry and his method of composition; Gary Snyder’s environmental and Buddhist consciousness and bioregional ethos, or the opening made by the Beats for Eastern spirituality in the west are of intrinsic value and will be for generations, this paper seeks to posit that it is Michael McClure’s use of Projective Verse, that future generations of writers and readers will come to appreciate as that movement’s spiritual legacy. View Full-Text
Keywords: Michael McClure; Beat Generation; Charles Olson; Allen Ginsberg; Jack Kerouac; Spontaneous Bop Prosody; Projective Verse; Alfred North Whitehead; Robert Duncan; Hua-yen Buddhism Michael McClure; Beat Generation; Charles Olson; Allen Ginsberg; Jack Kerouac; Spontaneous Bop Prosody; Projective Verse; Alfred North Whitehead; Robert Duncan; Hua-yen Buddhism
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