COUNTER CULTURE CHRONICLES

sold outAmerican poet, percussionist, calligrapher, actor, occultist and publisher Angus MacLise (1938-1979) counts as one of the central figures of the ‘counterculture’ of the 1960s and 1970s. MacLise was a member of La Monte Young’s The Theatre of Eternal Music, contributed to the early Fluxus newspaper VTre, founded the Dead Language Press together with his friend Piero Heliczer (in some of whose films he appeared), was the Velvet Underground’s first drummer, and co-founded the…
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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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In July 1992 American poet Jack Micheline paid a brief visit to The Netherlands for a couple of poetry readings and a show of his gouaches. During this trip Micheline travelled down to The Hague, where his gouaches were being framed and a poetry reading…
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American novelist Ken Kesey (1935-2001) thought of himself as a link between the Beat Generation and the hippies of the 1960s. “I was too young to be
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sold outAlbert Saijo (1926-2011) was an American poet from Los Angeles whose parents were first-generation immigrants from Japan. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Saijo’s family was interned in Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Wyoming. The US government much later concluded that the internment of Japanese Americans – which at the time affected some 115,000 people of Japanese descent – had been based on “race prejudice, war hysteria, and a failure of political leadership”

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