For link to the New York Times letters page, published in the hard copy edition of the paper on 3/18/17 and posted in the NYT online edition on 3/17/17, see: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/17/opinion/proposed-cuts-in-the-trump-budget.html To the Editor: Sean Spicer, the president’s press secretary, …

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”Katz’s analysis is readable and enjoyable while offering a scholarly view of Ginsberg’s most influential poems, including “Howl”…. Katz is able to explicate the originality with which Ginsberg converted his political views into poetry, making them resonate powerfully to his audiences…. A lively read regarding the poet …

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Eight Techniques for Creating Memorable Political Poems: An Excerpt from Eliot Katz’s The Poetry and Politics of Allen Ginsberg (Beatdom Books, 2016) In any library with a decent-sized poetry collection, one can find plenty of books that look at the …

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I. September 2016 How crazy it was that America’s elders nominated the two most unpopular major-party candidates in U.S. history. On the Democratic side, a corporate-lensed centrist wife of a former president in a country founded on revolt against idea …

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