COUNTER CULTURE CHRONICLES

American writer and poet Steve Dalachinsky was born in Brooklyn in 1946. Taking inspiration from both the Beat Generation and improvisational music, Dalachinsky has performed and recorded with musicians such as Jim O’Rourke, Susie Ibarra, Thurston Moore and Frederico Ughi. Many of Dalachinsky’s poems were written while listening to music and in his collaborations with musicians Dalachinsky attempts to give his poems back to music in sound and rhythm. One of those collaborations…
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Stuart Z. Perkoff was born in a liberal Jewish household in St. Louis in 1930 and started writing Kenneth Patchen inspired poetry at high school. He briefly joined the Communist Party but quit when…
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Gregory Corso (1930-2001) was born from Italian American teenage parents and spent most of his childhood in Catholic foster homes after his mother had abandoned him in his first year. The…
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Nicolaas Kroese (1905-1971) started a restaurant d’Vijff Vlieghen (The Five Flies) in Amsterdam in 1939. Soon after its foundation Kroese expanded his business and bought four adjoining houses in…
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A year before he put a 44 Magnum to his head, American author and poet Richard Brautigan visited Amsterdam at the invitation of the One World Poetry festival, of which Dutch poet Harry Hoogstraten was an organiser. Brautigan (1935-1984) was already in a bad shape when he delivered a very brief performance at the festival and antagonised his audience. His alcohol addiction and years of depression were beginning to take their toll. Brautigan soon left…
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