Can't Stop the Beat
Can't Stop the Beat
The Life and Words of a Beat Poet
ruth weiss

Take a journey into the heart and passion of one of the most brilliant voices of the American Counter-Culture Movement. While men took the spotlight, it was women like ruth weiss who would breathe feminine spirit into the fight for equality between the sexes, the races, and the classes. Celebrated in Europe and under-acknowledged* in the US, during the course of her life ruth weiss innovated poetry with jazz in the San Francisco North Beach scene of the 1950s with contemporaries Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Bob Kaufman, and others. For the first time in print, one of the last of the original Beat poets ruth weiss presents two masterpiece long form poems: Compass (about a road trip through Mexico) and I Always Thought You Black (a tribute to her African-American artist friends). Also included are two short form poems Ten Ten and Post-Card 1995, and a biography of ruth weiss' life by Horst Spandler: ruth weiss and the American Beat Movement of the '50s and ‘60s.

* Largely unacknowledged as an innovator of poetry with jazz, ruth weiss pioneered an art form for which Bob Kaufman, Allen Ginsberg and other men of the era would receive most of the credit.

Title Can't Stop the Beat
Subtitle The Life and Words of a Beat Poet
Author ruth weiss
Publisher Divine Arts
Title First Published 01 May 2011
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 208 p.
ISBN-10 1611250013
ISBN-13 9781611250015
Publication Date 01 May 2011
Main content page count 208
Weight 16 oz.

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