Gregory Corso

Hysterical Catalog: Gregory Corso’s Alchemical-Surrealism

by Brooks Lampe Poetry and Poetics
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The poet as alchemist, transmuting the socio-political reality using the mundane elements found in the (social) environment with the transformative energies of consciousness.

Bob Kaufman’s Solitudes Crowded With Loneliness

by Brooks Lampe Aesthetics
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Paradoxically, the Beats depicted themselves and the society they were rejecting in surreal imagery. America, in their estimation is a surrealist circus, full of absurdities.