Today, LitHub shared a brief 1956 NY Times article on the Bay Area poetry scene that focused on "Howl." This line from the piece strikes me as apt and funny: "Ginsberg comes from Brooklyn; he studied at Columbia; after years of apprenticeship to usual forms, he developed his brave new medium." It reads like a recipe: add ingredients, stir, out pops a poet!
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