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Fall/Winter 2020/21

Between the Covid-19 pandemic, the elections, and the intense wildfire season over many parts of the American West, the Museum of American Poetics postponed most of our annual housekeeping and additions in 2020. In March, when we usually would get to our spring cleaning, we were caught up by the virus. By late summer, smoke from wildfires across Colorado and states west filled the air. When MAP's long-time webmaster’s home came close to burning down in the Boulder County Left Hand Canyon wildfire in mid-October, we were left wondering if the entire Front Range, from Medicine Bow in Wyoming down to Boulder County in Colorado might go up in flames. While MAP continued gathering materials for curating our 21 exhibits, time just sort of slipped away. Until the week before Thanksgiving when MAP's founder Jim Cohn received word on U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo's signature project, "Living Nations, Living Words: A Map of First Peoples Poetry" coming online via the Library of Congress. In what has been a historic moment for Native American poetry under Harjo's term, now extended to a rare third year, MAP wished to induct the poets selected for "Living Nations, Living Words" not already part of our "American Indian Words Between Worlds" exhibit. To that end, MAP welcomed thirty-one new poets to our First Peoples exhibit. We do hope to get back to our regular annual housekeeping work in spring 2021.

––Jim Cohn, MAP founder and chief curator

  American Indian Words Between Worlds
  b: william bearhart
  Kimberly M. Blaeser
  Heather Cahoon
  Laura Da'
  Anita Endrezze
  Eric Gansworth
  US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo's Library of Congress Exhibit "Living Nations, Living Words: A Map of First Peoples Poetry"
  Suzan Shown Harjo
  Gordon Henry Jr.
  Sy Hoahwah
  Alex Jacobs
  Imaikalani Kalahele
  Brandy Nalani McDougall
  Deborah A. Miranda
  Nila northSun
  Carrie Ayagaduk Ojanen
  Elise Paschen
  Craig Santos Perez
  Mahealani Perez-Wendt
  Henry Real Bird
  Marcie Rendon
  Cathy Tagnak Rexford
  Jake Skeets
  M.L. Smoker
  Denise Sweet
  Lehua Taitano
  Tanaya Winder
  Elizabeth Woody

Summer/Fall 2019

“This is very important – to take leisure time. Pace is the essence. Without stopping entirely and doing nothing at all for great periods, you’re gonna lose everything…just to do nothing at all, very, very important. And how many people do this in modern society? Very few. That’s why they’re all totally mad, frustrated, angry and hateful.”

- Charles Bukowski

This year, MAP's annual spring cleaning came in the fall. Just too much going on. Beside correcting broken links as we do annually, we've made almost 400 new additions throughout MAP's twenty-one exhibits.

If you want to learn more about poets in relation to Global Poetry History, visit our two International exhibits. If interested in US poetry communities and cultures, visit our 13 Diversity exhibits. And if you're interested in audio & podcast, film, art and publishing in relation to poetry, visit our six Medium exhibits.

If you're interested in reading poetry of the Postbeat era, help yourself to MAP's Napalm Health Spa Archive spanning the years from 1990-2015. And if your interested in writings about poetics, visit MAP's Legacy as well as our Postbeat Poets Activist Scholarship Project via MAP's Transmissions pages.

If you are interested in directly participating with MAP as a Guest Curator of a particular exhibit, please contact MAP. We would not be where we are today without the help of our past Guest Curators. To learn more about our Guest Curator Program, visit http://www.poetspath.com/ exhibits/guest.htm .

A final note regarding why MAP links most often to Wikipedia author pages and articles: After 22 years of curating MAP, and 22 years of annual housekeeping, we have learned a thing or two about sustainability of links. Wikipedia pages have remained stable. Their url's have not changed over the last two decades.

Thanks, as always, to all the poets whose work serves as an inspiration. And to all our new inductees (listed under the exhibits they appear in below), keep on keeping, as Anne Waldman has said, "Making the World Safe for Poetry."  

––Jim Cohn, MAP founder and chief curator

  Old Globe Masterminds
  20th Century International Bards
  Roberto Bolaño
  Lu Xun
  Roque Dalton
  Anne Frank
  Julia De Burgos
  Clara Lair (Mercedes Negrón Muñoz)
  Miklós Radnóti
  Renia Spiegel
  Luis Llorens Torres
  Miguel de Unamuno
  African American Poezee
  James Baldwin
  Paul Beatty
  Reginald Dwayne Betts
  Otis Blackwell
  Arna Bontemps
  Tracy Chapman
  Dave Chappelle
  George Clinton
  Ta-Nehisi Coates
  Elizabeth Cotton
  James Emanuel
  Nikky Finney
  Al Green
  Dick Gregory
  Lauryn Hill
  Michael Jackson
  Bumpy Johnson
  Georgia Douglas Johnson
  Lead Belly
  Nathanial Mackey
  Naomi long Madgett
  Janelle Monáe
  Fred Moten
  Richard Pryor
  Dudley Randall
  Ed Roberson
  Carl Hancock Rux
  Nina Simone
  Melvin B. Tolson
  Sarah Vaughn
  Richard Wright
  Jay Z
  American Indian Words Between Worlds
  U.S. –– Native American Treaties
  Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties
  Gloria Bird
  Olivia Ward Bush-Banks
  Nora Marks Dauenhauer
  Natalie Diaz
  Jennifer Foerster
  Janice Gould
  Lance Henson
  LeAnne Howe
  E. Pauline Johnson
  Duane Niatum
  Margaret Noodin
  Alexander Posey
  Buffy Sainte-Marie
  Kim Shuck
  James Thomas Stevens
  Karenne Wood
  Ofelia Zepeda
  Asian/Pacific American Verse Beings
  Victoria Chang
  Cathy Linh Che
  Alexander Chee
  Ching-In Chen
  Justin Chin
  Peter Feng
  Sarah Gambito
  Ed Bok Lee
  Hieu Minh Nguyen
  Beau Sia
  Ocean Vuong
  Jane Wong
  Daughters of Stein
  Rae Armantrout
  Joan Baez
  Kate Braverman
  Abigail Child
  Brenda Coultas
  Beverly Dahlen
  Tina Darragh
  Jean Day
  Denyse du Roi
  Johanna Drucker
  Rikki Ducornet
  Marcella Durand
  Elaine Equi
  Kathleen Fraser
  Madeline Gins
  Kim Gordon
  Hedwig Gorski
  Kathleen Hanna
  Bobbie Louise Hawkins
  Fanny Howe
  Erica Hunt
  Hilda Morley
  Harriet Mullen
  Lorine Niedecker
  Marie Ponsot
  Margaret Randall
  Joan Retallack
  Sarah Riggs
  Lydia Tomkiw
  Chris Tysh
  Rosemarie Waldrop
  Diane Ward
  Nina Živancevic
  EuroAmerican Shapeshifters
  Joseph Brodsky
  Lenny Bruce
  George Carlin
  Lowell George
  Buddy Holly
  Jim Morrison
  Phil Ochs
  Gram Parsons
  Pete Seeger
  Hunter S. Thompson
  Ghost Rangers of the Wild
  "Climate Change Science 2013: Haiku" by Gregory C. Johnson
  Barry Commoner
  John Daniel
  Sarah Dimick / Edge Effects
  Marcella Durand
  Earth Guardians
  Extinction Rebellion
  John Felstiner
  Ann Fisher-Wirth
  Jane Goodall
  Juliana v. United States
  Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
  Margaret Murie
  Elizabeth Rabia Roberts
  John Shoptaw / "Why Ecopoetry?"
  Jonathan Skinner
  Laura-Gray Street
  Brian Swann
  Greta Thunberg
  Youth Strike 4 Climate
  Golden Bodies
  Inspiration Porn
  Disability Rights Movement
  Disability Social History Project
  Disability Studies
  Ben Bahan
  Ady Barkan
  Sheila Black
  Bernard Bragg
  Marca Bristo
  Deaf American Poetry: An Anthology by John Lee Clark
  Justin Dart Jr.
  Roky Erickson
  Vernon Frazer
  Kenny Fries
  Woody Guthrie
  Beth Haller
  Judith Heumann
  Al Hibbler
  Ilya Kaminsky
  Sarah Katz
  Harlan Lane
  J. Schuyler Long
  Robert Lowell
  Marlee Matlin
  Karen Nakamura
  Douglas Ridloff
  Ann Sexton
  Kim Shattuck
  Sunaura Taylor
  Tyler Vile
  Doc Watson
  Jillian Weise
  Hank Williams
  Brian Wilson
  Patrisha Wright
  Maysoon Zayid
  Invisible Empires of Beatitude
  Helen Adam
  Gordon Ball
  Carol Bergé
  Robin Blazer
  James Broughten
  Lucien Carr
  Robert Duncan
  Encyclopedia of Beat Literature by Kurt Hemmer
  William Everson (Brother Antoninus)
  Allen Ginsberg Papers 1937-2017 (Stanford)
  Madeline Gleason
  Al Hinkle
  John Clellon Holmes
  Joan Haverty Kerouac
  Seymour Krim
  Timothy Leary
  Norman Mailer: "The White Negro" (1957)
  Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
  Rochelle Owens
  Edie Parker
  Ram Dass (Richard Alpert)
  Harry Smith
  John Thomas
  Latino/a Web Heads
  José Antonio Burciaga
  Gustavo Pérez Firmat
  Los Tigres del Norte
  Jaime Manrique
  Orland Ricardo Menes
  Sanctuary Movement
  Ire'ne Lara Silva
  Miguel-Angel Soria
  Taco Shop Poets
  Dan Vera
  Middle Eastern American Poets
  Arab Literature From the Nahda to the Pen League & Today
  Nasib Arida
  Ibtisam Barakat
  Sami Shalom Chetrit
  Peter Cole
  Dina Elenbogen
  Mohsen Emadi
  Hedy Habra
  Shadab Zeest Hashmi
  Marwa Helal
  Daniel Khalastchi
  Elia Abu Madi
  Jack Marshall
  Mika'il Na'ima
  Ameen Rihani
  Jess Rizkallah
  Glenn Shaheen
  Evelyn Shakir
  Pioneer Masters
  Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
  Diego Muñoz Camargo
  Inca Garcilaso de la Vega
  Fernando de Alva Cortés Ixtlilxóchit
  Ayuba Suleiman Diallo (Job Ben Solomon)
  Gabriel Prosser
  Samuel Cornish
  James Williams' Slave Narrative
  Freedom's Journal
  The Rights of All
  Louisa May Alcott
  Wong Chin Foo
  Ida B. Wells
  Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin
  Voltairine de Cleyre
  Mabel Ping-Hua Lee
  Postbeat Era
  Matt Borkowski
  Kate Braverman
  Carmen Bugan
  Steve Cannon
  Ric Carfagna
  Steve Dalachinsky
  Sandy Denny
  Denyse du Roi
  John Farris
  Chris Funkhouser
  Joel Lewis
  Simon Pettet
  Michael Pingarron
  Bob Rosenthal
  Greg Ruggiero
  Bertha Sanchez-Bello
  Danny Shot
  Steven Taylor
  Pamela Twining
  Jack Wiler
  The Sexuals
  Gay Liberation Front
  Lesbian Herstory Archives
  LGBT Rights Organization in the U.S.
  Ryka Aoko
  Djuna Barnes
  Kay Ulanday Barrett
  Richard Blanco
  Robin Blaser
  Tracy Chapman
  Staceyann Chin
  Stormé DeLarverie
  Joshua Jennifer Espinoza
  Rollerena Fairy Godmother
  Karen Finley
  Hardy Fox
  Andrea Gibson
  John Giorno
  Judy Grahn
  Marilyn Hacker
  Holly Hughes
  Saeed Jones
  June Jordan
  Lilith Latini
  Pauli Murray
  Ifti Nasim
  Mary Oliver
  Trace Peterson
  Kay Ryan
  Flawless Sabrina/Jack Doroshow
  Danez Smith
  Sonya Renee Taylor
  Michelle Tea
  Alice B. Toklas
  Alok Vaid-Menon
  Tyler Vile
  Audio Exhibit
  Commonplace: Conversations with Poets (and Other People)
  IndieFeed: Performance Poetry
  KUSP's Poetry Show Archive
  Listen/Poetry Foundation
  NYPR Archives
  Poetry Now/WNYC
  Poetry Off the Shelf
  Poetry Spoken Here
  Talk About Poetry
  The Poetry Translation Centre
  Beat Generation Films
  Woman in the Moon (Frau im Mond) (Fritz Lang, 1929)
  Guns of the Trees (Jonas Mecas, 1962)
  Christmas on Earth (Barbara Rubin, 1963)
  Wholly Communion (Peter Whitehead, 1965)
  Georgia (Gordon Ball, 1966)
  Hare Krishna (Jonas Mecas, 1966)
  Farm Diary (Gordon Ball, 1970)
  Lost Lost Lost (Jonas Mecas, 1976)
  Sitting (Gordon Ball, 1977)
  Father Movie (Gordon Ball, 1978)
  Enthusiasm (Gordon Ball, 1979)
  Mexican Jail Footage (Gordon Ball, 1980)
  Millbrook (Gordon Ball, 1985)
  Do Poznania: Conversations in Poland (Gordon Ball, 1991)
  Scenes from Allen's Last Three Days on Earth as a Spirit (Jonas Mecas, 1997)
  Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground (Chuck Smith, 2018)
  Postbeat Generation Films
  King Kong (Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933)
  The Grapes of Wrath (John Ford, 1940)
  Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)
  The War of the Worlds (Byron Haskin, 1953)
  Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954)
  Godzilla (Ishiro Honda, 1954)
  La Strada (Federico Fellini, 1954)
  Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray, 1955)
  Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)
  400 Blows (François Truffaut, 1959)
  Hiroshima mon amour (Alain Resnais, 1959)
  On the Beach ( Stanley Kramer, 1959)
  Spartacus (Stanley Kubrick, 1960)
  The Tale of Zatoichi (Kenji Misumi, 1962)
  Sleep (Andy Warhol, 1963)
  Zorba the Greek (Michael Cacoyannis, 1964)
  Chelsea Girls (Andy Warhol, 1966)
  The Girl on a Motorcycle (Jack Cardiff, 1968)
  2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
  Lady Sings the Blues (Sidney J. Furie, 1972)
  Claudine (John Berry, 1974)
  Bound for Glory (Hal Ashby, 1976)
  The Wiz (Sidney Lumet, 1978)
  The China Syndrome (James Bridges, 1979)
  The Color Purple (Steven Spielburg, 1985)
  Desperately Seeking Susan (Susan Seidelman, 1985)
  Paris Is Burning (Jennie Livingston, 1990)
  Thelma & Louise (Ridley Scott, 1991)
  Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash, 1991)
  El Mariachi (Robert Rodriguez, 1992)
  Nuyorican Poets Cafe (Ray Santisteban, 1994)
  SlamNation (Paul Devlin, 1998)
  The Matrix (The Wachowskis, 1999)
  Frida (Julie Taymor, 2002)
  Iron Jawed Angels (Katja von Garnier, 2004)
  An Inconvenient Truth (Davis Guggenheim, 2006)
  Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, 2007)
  Amiri Why you write (Alystyre Julian, 2012)
  Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón, 2013)
  Fast Speaking Woman Tribute for Anne Waldman, on her birthday, April 2015 (Alystyre Julian, 2015)
  A Quiet Passion (Terence Davies, 2016)
  Neruda (Pablo Larraín, 2016)
  Paterson (Jim Jarmusch, 2016)
  Beyoncé: Lemonade (Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, 2016)
  An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, 2017)
  Black Panther (Ryan Coogler, 2018)
  Toni Morrison: The Pieces I am (Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 2019)
  Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom Prison (Tom Donahue, 2019)
  Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (Martin Scorses, 2019)
  Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (Nick Broomfield, 2019)
  Dolemite Is My Name (Craig Brewer, 2019)
  Homecoming (Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, 2019)
  Poets & Painters
  Robert Colescott
  Betye Saar
  Louis Burnham, Edward Strong & W.E.B. Du Bois: Freedomways
  W. Paul Coates: Black Classic Press
  Max Eastman and Crystal Eastman: The Liberator
  John H. Johnson: Negro Digest/Black World
  Lisa C. Moore: RedBone Press
  Dudley Randall & Naomi Long Madgett: Broadside Lotus Press
  John Tranter: Jacket
  Scott Walker and Kathleen Foster: Graywolf Press
  John Wilcock: The Village Voice

Spring/Summer 2018

Having just completed our annual spring cleaning operation, MAP continues its 20th year online celebration with these great additions of poets to our collections. We made a concerted effort this year to begin to expand our 20th Century International Bards exhibit by adding some 40 new poets. We hope to bring you even more poets and countries from around the globe in the future.

  20th Century International Bards
  Jorge Luis Borges
  Silvina Ocampo
  Alejandra Pizarnik
  Utpal Kumar Basu
  Clarice Lispector
  María de la Cruz
  Gabriela Mistral
  Qiu Jin
  Lin Huiyin
  Rong Zi
  Dulce María Loynaz
  Sri Aurobindo
  Ramdhari Singh Dinkar
  Mahatma Gandhi
  Sarojini Naidu
  Takuboku Ishikawa
  Yosano Akiko
  Sagawa Chika
  Sakutaro Hagiwara
  Sadako Kurihara
  Rosario Castellanos
  Na Hye-sok
  Kang Kyeong-ae
  Ada Jafri
  Ingrid Jonker
  Nelson Mandela
  J.R.R. Tolkien
  Colette Khoury
  Gülten Akin
  Halide Nusret Zorlutuna
  African American Poezee
  Kendrick Lamar
  William Pope.L
  The Negro Motorist Green Book
  Tracy K. Smith
  Natasha Trethewey
  Kevin Young
  American Indian Words Between Worlds
  Tommy Pico
  Asian/Pacific American Verse Beings
  Regie Cabico
  Fay Chiang
  Tarfia Faizullah
  Cathy Park Hong
  Hiromi Ito
  Bhanu Kapil
  Karen An-hwei Lee
  Walter K. Lew
  Aimee Nazhukumatathil
  Barbara Jane Reyes
  Vijay Seshadri
  Amy Uyematsu
  Ocean Vuong
  Ghost Rangers of the Wild
  Herman Melville
  Erik Weihenmayer
  Golden Bodies
  Jose Feliciano
  Blind Willie Johnson
  Art Tatum
  Invisible Empires of Beatitude
  American Museum of Beat Art
  Barbara Guest
  National Beat Poetry Foundation
  Latino/a Web Heads
  Alice Bag
  Cannibal & the Headhunters
  José Feliciano
  Freddy Fender
  Robert Lopez/El Vez
  Cheech Marin
  Rudy Martinez/? and the Mysterians
  The Plugz
  Domingo Samudio (Sam the Sham)
  Carlos Santana
  Middle Eastern American Poets
  Sargon Boulus
  Solmaz Sharif
  Matthew Shenoda
  Postbeat Era
  Alex Dimitrov
  Dorothea Lasky
  Paul Richmond
  Beat Generation Films
  The Gold Rush (Charlie Chaplin, 1925)
  The General (Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman, 1926)
  City Lights (Charlie Chaplin, 1931)
  Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933)
  A Night at the Opera (Sam Wood, 1935)
  Modern Times (Charlie Chaplin, 1936)
  The Great Dictator (Charlie Chaplin, 1940)
  Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
  Shake, Rattle and Rock (Edward L. Cahn, 1956)
  The Girl Can't Help It (Frank Tashlin, 1956)
  The Big Beat (Will Cowan, 1958)
  Dutchman ( Anthony Harvey, 1966)
  Poetry in Motion (Ron Mann, 1982)
  In Motion: Amiri Baraka (St. Clair Bourne, 1983)
  Postbeat Generation Films
  Within Our Gates (Oscar Micheaux, 1920)
  Zora Neale Hurston Fieldwork (Zora Neale Hurston, 1928)
  Black and Tan (Dudley Murphy, 1929)
  St. Louis Blues (Dudley Murphy, 1929)
  Hell-Bound Train (James & Eloyce Gist, 1930)
  Show Boat (James Whale, 1936)
  Stormy Weather (Andrew L. Stone, 1943)
  Intruder in the Dust (Clarence Brown, 1949)
  The Jackie Robinson Story (Alfred E. Green, 1950)
  The Defiant Ones (Stanley Kramer, 1958)
  Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)
  No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger (David Loeb Weiss, 1968)
  Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (William Greaves, 1968)
  The Story of a Three-Day Pass (Melvin Van Peebles, 1968)
  The Learning Tree (Gordon Parks, 1969)
  Cotton Comes to Harlem (Ossie Davis, 1970)
  I Am Somebody (Madeline Anderson, 1970)
  Winter Soldier (Vietnam Veterans Against the War Winterfilm Collective, 1972)
  Ganja & Hess (Bill Gunn, 1973)
  Hearts and Minds (Peter Davis, 1974)
  Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett, 1977)
  The Deer Hunter (Michael Cimino, 1978)
  Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)
  Losing Ground (Kathleen Collins, 1982)
  Platoon (Oliver Stone, 1986)
  She's Gotta Have It (Spike Lee, 1986)
  Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick, 1987)
  Born on the Fourth of July (Oliver Stone, 1989
  Tongues Untied (Marlon Riggs, 1989)
  Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash, 1991)
  Malcolm X (Spike Lee, 1992)
  Devil in a Blue Dress (Carl Franklin, 1995)
  The Watermelon Woman (Cherly Dunye, 1996)
  The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (Errol Morris, 2003)
  George (Jeffrey Perkins, 2018)
  Invisible Keys: New and Selected Poems Reading by David Cope (Grand Rapids Community College, 2018)
  Pioneer Masters
  Cudjoe Lewis
  Rodolphe Desdunes
  Poets & Painters
  Dada (Switzerland, Germany, New York, Paris, 1914-1924)
  John Heartfield/Anti-Nazi, Anti Fascist Art (Germany, 1930s)
  Pablo Picasso's "Guernica" (Spain, Paris, 1937)
  Letterist International (Paris, 1952-1957)
  Situationist International (Europe, 1957-1972)
  Jean-Michel Basquiat (USA, late 1970s-1980s)
  Stan Lee/Marvel Comics (USA, 1940s-2010s)
  Adam Pendleton/Black Dada (USA, 2010s- )
  Maria Mazziotti Gillan: Paterson Literary Review
  Victor H. Green: The Negro Motorist Green Book
  Ted Hughes & Daniel Weissbort: Modern Poetry in Translation
  Charles S. Johnson: Opportunity
  Haki Madhubuti: Third World Press
  Postbeat Poets Activist Scholarship Project
  Eliot Katz: Eight Techniques For Creating Memorable Political Poems

Fall/Winter 2017/18

The Museum of American Poetics celebrated its 20th year on the web as we entered 2018. And what a long strange trip it's been! This is a great time, if you've never done so, to visit MAP at the WayBack Machine and to see our development since our founding in 1998 (The link for MAP at the WayBack Machine is just above.) We've done some rearranging of the homepage for 2018 in order to make sure visitors have a good sense of MAP's 3 collections: our Exhibits of poets, our Transmissions of writings on poetry, and our Napalm Health Spa Archives. Stay tuned for further developments.

Spring/Summer 2017

MAP has, along with you, moved into the Delusional Age of Trump. We are doing our best to resist and we encourage our visitors to do the same.

This spring marked the 20th anniversary of the death of Allen Ginsberg. A new collection of interviews by Allen was published by Michael Schumacher: First Thought: Conversations with Allen Ginsberg. Grove Press published The Best Minds of My Generation: A Literary History of the Beats By Allen Ginsberg, compiled and edited by Bill Morgan with an introduction by Anne Waldman. We also encourage our friends and community to get their hands on poet and activist Eliot Katz's book: The Poetry and Politics of Allen Ginsberg.

In 2016, MAP used the thousand dollar donation we received to make big additions and a few deletions to all 21 of our exhibits. We moved closer to our goal of greater documentation of crucial poets and movements across the collection. Unfortunately, we are currently broke and could use your help. PLEASE MAKE A DONATION TO MAP TODAY!

Also in 2016, MAP connected with Mark Graham at Internet Archive. Internet Archive has documented MAP's complete online evolution and we wanted to thank Mark personally. To view MAP's growth over our approaching 20 years curating poetry and poetics, visit http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.poetspath.com.

To get an idea of how to interpret MAP at the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine, may we recommend the first attempt of a longitudinal MAP review (1998-2016) in a piece by Michigan poet David Cope. We thank David for his "A Visionary Gateway for American and World Poetics: The Museum of American Poetics" review. To view all the reviews or features we have received, visit our "What People Are Saying About MAP" page. All reviews of MAP are welcome!!!

Over the winter, MAP's founder and director, Jim Cohn continued to work on various legacy projects, including his collected poems. Jim also worked on his own author's page, adding his Selected Poems. Cohn's Selected Poems can be viewed alphabetically and chronologically.

In April 2017, we began our annual Spring Housekeeping, combing through our Exhibits Collection for dead links. Making additions. The list below contains all that's new.

  20th Century International Bards
  Osip Mandelstam
  African American Poezee
  Alain Locke
  Richard Wright
  American Indian Words Between Worlds
  Indian-Pioneer Papers Collection
  Quanah Parker
  Daughters of Stein
  L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poets
  Stealing the Language: The Emergence of Women's Poetry in America
  Leslie Scalapino
  Joni Mitchell song lyrics
  Patti Smith lyrics
  EuroAmerican Shapeshifters
  Richard Brautigan
  Robert Frost
  Mike Gold
  Robinson Jeffers
  Archibald MacLeish
  Carl Sandburg
  Ghost Rangers of the Wild
  Henry Beston
  Stewart Brand
  Sharif Elmusa
  David Foreman
  William Stanley Jevons
  The Coal Question
  Bruce Kershner
  Barbara Kingsolver
  Elizabeh Kolbert
  Barbara McMartin
  Golden Bodies
  Allen Ginsberg Project: The Heart of the Hydrogen Jukebox
  Me and My Brother
  Rosemary Garland-Thompson
  Titicut Follies
  Titicut Follies (1967) by Frederick Wiseman
  Invisible Empires of Beatitude
  Literary Kicks: The Beat Generation
  Wen Chu-an
  Zhang Ziqing
  Latino/a Web Heads
  Jack Agüeros
  Richard Blanco
  Chicano Movement
  Eddie Figueroa
  Tato Laviera
  Nuyorican Movement
  Bimbo Rivas
  Michele Serros
  Young Lords
  Middle Eastern American Poets
  Leila Farjami
  Shirley Kaufman
  Zohreh Khaleghi
  Partow Nooriala
  Abbas Saffari
  Old Globe Masterminds
  Qu Yuan
  Pioneer Masters
  Abigal Addams
  Black Hawk
  Underground Railroad
  William Apess
  Elias Boudinot
  Margaret Fuller
  Harriet Beecher Stowe
  Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  George Copway
  Susan B. Anthony
  William Still
  Harriet Tubman
  Ellen and William Craft
  Matilda Joslyn Gage
  John Rollin Ridge
  Sarah Winnemucca
  Declaration of Sentiments
  Black Elk
  Sophia Alice Callahan
  The Underground Railroad Records
  The Underground Railroad Records (text)
  James Monroe Whitfield
  Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  The Liberator
  The North Star
  Postbeat Era
  Denis Johnson
  Wen Chu-an
  Zhang Ziqing
  Audio Exhibit
  Chronicles of Chogym Trungpa
  Hear@Buffalo - Poetry Collection Audio Archive
  Hip Hop Mixtapes Audio Archive
  Pacific Radio Archive of Women Poets
  Pacifica Radio Poetry Archive
  St. Mark's Poetry Project Audio Archives
  Woodbury Poetry Room: Listening Booth
  Beat Generation Films
  Orpheus (Jean Cocteau, 1950)
  Black Orpheus (Marcel Camus, 1959)
  A Bucket of Blood (Roger Corman, 1959)
  Jazz on a Summer's Day (Aram Avakian & Bert Stern, 1960)
  Prelude: Dog Star Man (Stan Brakhage, 1961)
  Dog Star Man-Part I (Stan Brakhage, 1962)
  Towers Open Fire (Antony Balch, 1963)
  Alphaville (Jean-Luc Goddard, 1965)
  The Cut Ups (Antony Balch, 1966)
  Arena (Howard Brookner, 1975)
  Kerouac, the Movie (John Antonelli, 1985)
  Gang of Souls: A Generation of Beat Poets (Maria Beatty, 1989)
  William S. Burroughs: Commissioner of Sewers (Klaus Maeck, 1991)
  The Coney Island of Lawrence Ferlinghetti (Christopher Felver, 1996)
  Beat Angel (Randy Allred, 2004)
  One Fast Move Or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur (Curt Worden, 2008)
  Postbeat Generation Films
  Rock Around the Clock (Fred F. Sears, 1956)
  Jailhouse Rock (Richard Thorpe, 1957)
  Go, Johnny, Go! (Paul Landres, 1959)
  The Beatniks (Paul Frees, 1960)
  A Hard Day's Night (Richard Lester, 1964)
  Help! (Richard Lester, 1965)
  Wild Angels (Roger Corman, 1968)
  Sympathy for the Devil (Jean-Luc Godard, 1968)
  Gimme Shelter (Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin, 1970)
  Soul Train (Don Cornelius, 1971-1993)
  Mad Dogs & Englishmen (Pierre Adidge, 1971)
  The Concert for Bangladesh (Saul Swimmer, 1972)
  The Blank Generation (Ivan Kral & Amos Poe , 1976)
  The Punk Rock Movie (Don Letts, 1978)
  American Mutant (Marc Olmsted, 1978)
  Wild Style (Charlie Ahearn, 1983)
  Purple Rain (Albert Magnoli, 1984)
  Beat Street (Stan Lathan, 1984)
  Krush Groove (Michael Schultz, 1985)
  Down by Law (Jim Jarmusch, 1986)
  Mystery Train (Jim Jarmusch, 1989)
  Poetic Justice (John Singleton, 1993)
  Dead Man (Jim Jarmusch, 1995)
  The Filth and the Fury (Julien Temple, 2000)
  8 Mile (Curtis Hanson, 2002)
  Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten (Julien Temple: 2007)
  What Happened, Miss Simone? (Liz Garbus, 2015)
  Poets & Painters
  Cave Painting
  Sand Painting
  Wang Wei
  The Three Perfections
  Winold Reiss and the Harlem Renaissance
  Gertrude Stein & Family Art Collection
  Wynn Chamberlain & NY School Poets
  Andy Warhol Timeline
  Tribute to Graffiti Street Art
  Steve Clay & Rodney Phillips: from a secret location: poetry, little mags, small presses
  Frederick Douglass: The North Star
  Margaret Fuller & Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Dial
  William Lloyd Garrison & Isaac Knapp: The Liberator (1831–1865)
  Robert Greenwood and Newton Baird: Talisman Press
  Nicolás Kanellos: Arte Público Press
  Gary D. Keller: Bilingual Review Press
  Douglas Messerli: Sun & Moon Press/Green Integer
  Keith Waldrop & Rosmarie Waldrop: Burning Deck Press

Spring/Summer 2016

Every spring MAP does an annual housekeeping of our entire and extensive Exhibits collection. While doing our spring cleaning dead-links ritual, MAP greatly expanded our African American Poezee exhibit. Back in 2012, MAP's director, Jim Cohn, went to Stanford University's Special Collection Library to research Allen Ginsberg's years teaching at Brooklyn College. Cohn was interested in answering the question as to whether Ginsberg was only interested in Beat Generation Literature and the poetry of the past or if he was interested in helping and being a part of the great expansion of diversity poetics that began in earnest during the 1990s. Cohn's research notes from that visit form the bulk of new inductees into the African American Poezee exhibit. In addition, Cohn focused on Amiri Baraka's notes on the Black Arts Movement and Umbra Poets to make further additions to the exhibit.

MAP also wants to publicly thank all our Guest Curators and their contributions to MAP's Exhibits collection over 2015 and into 2016. If you look to the right of our column of exhibits on the right hand side of the MAP homepage, you'll see who are Guest Curators were and you can visit the exhibits they worked on. As always, we welcome poets to participate with us in bringing the best minds to MAP. Find out about MAP's Guest Curator Program.

Behind the scenes, we've been working on remodeling our Store. The MAP Store is at the same url as before, but we gave it a new design. And we now provide free shipping on all items. Check out MAP founder's Jim Cohn Collection as well as the Museum of American Poetics Collection.

Also this spring, and out of the blue, MAP received a very generous donation of $1000.00. This is only the second donation MAP has ever received. This money is literally paying for our Exhibits housekeeping and additions, as well as much needed work we did at the MAP Store. We want to thank this very generous donor for this gift. We have been online since 1998 and our plan is to remain a virtual museum presence after we're gone. Please consider supporting MAP.

  African American Poezee
  Elizabeth Alexander
  Toni Cade Bambara
  Chuck Berry
  Paul Beatty
  Gwendolyn Bennett
  Black Panther Party
  Marita Bonner
  James Brown
  Wesley Brown
  Ed Bullins
  Abena P.A. Busia
  Steve Cannon
  Alice Childress
  Esperanza Cintron
  Cheryl Clarke
  Lucille Clifton
  Chuck D
  Samuel Delany
  Thomas Covington Dent
  Toi Derricotte
  Willie Dixon
  Alice Dunbar-Nelson
  Mari Evans
  Jessie Redmon Fauset
  Aretha Franklin
  Marvin Gaye
  Jewelle Gomez
  Angelina Grimké
  Rosa Guy
  Rachel Harding
  Nathan Hare
  Michael Harper
  Jimi Hendrix
  Billy Holiday
  Calvin C. Hernton
  Gil Scott-Heron
  Georgia Douglas Johnson
  Helene Johnson
  Joe Johnson
  Robert Johnson
  Alicia Keys
  Jamaica Kincaid
  Martin Luther King and The Montgomery Story
  Paul Laraque
  Stagger Lee
  Little Richard
  John Lewis' March Trilogy
  Audre Lorde
  Haki Madhubuti
  Paule Marshall
  Tracie Morris
  Toni Morrison
  Gavin Moses
  Albert Murray
  Kofi Natambu
  Gloria Naylor
  Wanda Phipps
  Sterling D. Plumpp
  Norman Pritchard
  Ma Rainey
  Lennox Raphael
  Eugene Redmond
  Carolyn Marie Rodgers
  Kate Rushin
  Assotto Saint
  Kalamu ya Salaam
  Gil Scott-Heron
  Ntozake Shange
  S. Pearl Sharp
  Sonja Sohn
  Wole Soyinka
  A. B. Spellman
  Anne Spencer
  Everton Sylvester
  Mervyn Taylor
  Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  Askia M. Touré
  Derek Walcott
  Margaret Walker
  John Edgar Wideman
  Stevie Wonder
  Marvin X
  American Indian Words Between Worlds
  (formerly Native American Words Between Worlds)
  Atlas of Indian tribes, cultures & languages of the U.S.
  Map of Linguistic stocks of American Indians
  Indian Removal Act
  Trail of Tears
  Edward Curtis Collection
  American Indian Movement
  Red Power Movement
  Indian Termination Policy
  Trail of Broken Treaties
  Diane Burns
  Lorna Dee Cervantes
  Vine Deloria, Jr.
  Louise Erdrich
  Jewelle Gomez
  Q.R. Hand, Jr.
  Joan Kane
  Jim Northrup
  dg okpik
  Sara Marie Ortiz
  Leonard Peltier
  Jane Johnston Schoolcraft
  Cedar Sigo
  Margo Tamez
  Luci Tapahonso
  Gerald Vizenor
  Ray Young Bear
  Asian/Pacific American Verse Beings
  A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans & the U.S. Constitution
  Meena Alexander
  Agha Shahid Ali
  Bei Ling
  G.S. Sharat Chandra
  Diana Chang
  Marilyn Chin
  Bei Dao
  Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  Gu Cheng
  Kimiko Hahn
  Yuki Hartman
  Sadakichi Hartmann
  Garrett Hongo
  Lawson Fusao Inada
  Hiroaki Sato
  Alan Chong Lau
  Carolyn Lau
  Janice Mirikitani
  David Mura
  Yone Noguchi
  Albert Saijo
  Nanao Sakaki
  Sonja Sohn
  Cathy Song
  Toyo Suyemoto
  Arthur Sze
  Jose Garcia Villa
  Merle Woo
  Xue Di
  Mitsuye Yamada
  Lois-Ann Yamanaka
  Audio Exhibit
  Academy of American Poetry Audio
  Freedom Archives
  Grateful Dead Audio Archive
  Library of Congress Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature
  Library of Congress "The Poet and the Poem" Audio Podcasts
  Library of Congress Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape
  Library of Congress South Asian Literary Recording Project
  Alan Lomax Sound Recordings
  Poetry Center Digital Archive
  Poetry Foundation Audio/Podcasts
  Slought Vancouver 1963 Poetry Conference
  Harry Smith Archive: Audio Recordings
  Studs Terkel Radio Archive - Poets
  UC-Berkeley Moffitt Library Media Resource Center
  Voca Audio Visual Library
  Daughters of Stein
  Laurie Anderson
  Barbara Barg
  Finvola Drury
  Patricia Hampl
  Wanda Jackson
  Loretta Lynn
  Marge Piercy
  Eleni Sikelianos
  Taylor Swift
  EuroAmerican Shapeshifters
  Johnny Cash
  Jack Collom
  Cid Corman
  E. E. Cummings
  Ernest Fenollosa
  John Giorno
  Woody Guthrie
  David Schubert
  Hank Williams
  Ghost Rangers of the Wild
  Jimmy Santiago Baca
  Robert D. Bullard
  Camille T. Dungy
  Environmental Racism
  Environmental Racism, Tribal Sovereignty and Nuclear Waste
  First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit
  Linda Hogan
  Charles Lee
  Golden Bodies
  Jennifer Bartlett
  Ray Charles
  Amber DiPietra
  Lisa Gill
  Rose Ann Goodman
  Patrick Graybill
  Mario Hernandez
  Violet Juno
  Laurie Clements Lambeth
  Ella May Lentz
  Denise Leto
  Neil Marcus
  Blind Willie McTell
  Dorothy Miles
  Leroy Moore
  Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt
  Robert Panara
  Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
  Debbie A. Rennie
  Cassie Simmons
  Clayton Valli
  Stevie Wonder
  Invisible Empires of Beatitude
  Franco Beltrametti
  Ted Berrigan
  "Kerouac, Berrigan, and the Poetics of Providence"
  Jack Kerouac interview by Ted Berrigan
  Lord Buckley
  The Fugs
  Ken Kesey
  Brenda Knight
  Ken Nordine
  Wen Chu-an
  Women of the Beat Generation by Brenda Knight
  Latino/a Web Heads
  David Hildago
  Linda Ronstadt
  Esperanza Spalding
  Ritchie Valens
  Middle Eastern American Poets
  Hayan Charara
  Mahmoud Darwish
  Noura Erakat
  Samuel Hazo
  Fady Joudah
  Lahab Assef al-Jundi
  Joanna Kadi
  Philip Metres
  Gregory Orfalea
  Zohra Saed
  Edward Said
  Jack Shaheen
  Hisham Sharabi
  Deema Shehabi
  Old Globe Masterminds
  Etienne de La Boétie
  Giovanni Boccaccio
  Pioneer Masters
  Jane Coleman Turell
  Mather Byles
  John Woolman
  Hannah Grffitts
  Lucy Terry
  Annis Boudinot Stockton
  Thomas Paine
  Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson
  Milcah Martha Moore
  Thomas Jefferson
  Judith Sargent Murray
  Ann Bleecker
  Philip Freneau
  Sarah Wentworth Apthorp Morton
  Margaretta Bleeker Faugeres
  Rebecca Hammond Lard
  Hartford Wits
  Sojourner Truth
  George Moses Horton
  Jane Johnston Schoolcraft
  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  Lysander Spooner
  Harriet Ann Jacobs
  William Wells Brown
  James Russell Lowell
  Herman Melville
  Harriet E. Wilson
  Francis James Child
  Henry Timrod
  James R. Osgood
  Poets & Painters
  On "On Seeing Larry Rivers' Washington Crossing the Delaware..."
  Andy Warhol: Exploding Plastic Inevitable
  Barbara Guest
  Marsden Hartley
  Eric Drooker-Allen Ginsberg: "Visualizing Madness: The Art of 'Howl'”
  Paintings by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  Postbeat Era
  Bob Dylan
  Jerry Garcia
  Robert Hunter
  John Lennon
  Joni Mitchell
  Tom Pacheco
  Jeff Poniewaz
  Lou Reed
  Patti Smith
  Tom Waits
  Neil Young
  Zhang Ziqing
  Postbeat Generation Films
  Monterey Pop (D. A. Pennebaker, 1968)
  Woodstock (Michael Wadleigh, 1970)
  The Last Waltz (Martin Scorsese, 1978)
  Rust Never Sleeps (Neil Young, 1979)
  Mo' Better Blues (Spike Lee, 1990)
  Boyz n the Hood (John Singleton, 1991)
  The Clash: Westway to the World (Don Letts, 2000)
  Masked and Anonymous (Larry Charles, 2003)
  Coffee and Cigarettes (Jim Jarmusch, 2004)
  This Is the Life (Ava DuVernay, 2008)
  Straight Outta Compton (F. Gary Gray, 2015)
  Bessie (Dee Rees, 2015)
  Robert Bly: The Fifties
  Paul Carroll: Big Table
  Bernadette Mayer & Vito Acconci: 0 to 9
  Dudley Randall: Broadside Press
  The Sexuals
  Cheryl Clarke
  Jewelle Gomez
  Assotto Saint

Fall/Winter 2015/16

This Fall, MAP founder Jim Cohn joined forces with Boulder poets Lisa Birman and Eleni Sikelianos to co-edit a special edition of Napalm Health Spa. Upon the release of last year's special edition: Heart Sons & Heart Daughters of Allen Ginsberg, Jim had decided to call it quits with the MAP poetry magazine after 25 years, but he could not pass up the opportunity to help celebrate the 70th birthday of Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics co-founder Anne Waldman. Together, this poetry trio is pulling together a special edition of NHS entitled Anne Waldman: Keeping The World Safe For Poetry. The magazine is slated for release at the Museum of American Poetics on December 15. Stay tuned.

Other news: Grateful Dead Hour host David Gans posted on Facebook a picture of the Allen Ginsberg "Howl" Prayer Flags hanging in mastering engineer David Glasser's control room at Airshow Mastering here in Boulder. That one photo provided the MAP Store with a boost in sales for this beautiful item. Please consider the purchase of a "Howl" prayer flag set for yourself or your loved ones over the holidays while the supply lasts.

MAP associate Randy Roark is heading out on a 5 year trip that will find him in first Amsterdam and later in Greece. He will be heading up the MAP International Poetry Desk while abroad.

We will continue to reach out via our Guest Curator Program to expand and deepen our Exhibits collections.

  Postbeat Era
  Eliot Katz


Denyse Du Roi Anger
Tim Atkins
Bill Berkson
Ted Berrigan
Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge
Lisa Birman
Lee Ann Brown
Junior Burke
Ambrose Bye
Reed Bye
Andy Clausen
Andre Codrescu
Jim Cohn
Jack Collom
David Cope
Brenda Coultas
Nick Dorsky
Rikki Ducornet
Rachel Blau Duplessis
Marcella Durand
Thomas Sayers Ellis
Etheylyn Friend
Allen Ginsberg
Bobbie Louise Hawkins
Allison Hedge Coke
HR Hegnauer
David Henderson
Bob Holman
Laird Hunt
Lisa Jarnot
Alystyre Julian
Eliot Katz
Joanne Kyger
M.L. Liebler
Thurston Moore
Eileen Myles
Alexis Myre
Lesléa Newman
Dg Nanouk Okpik
Maureen Owen
Ron Padgett
Thomas R. Peters, Jr.
Margaret Randall
Sarah Riggs
Randy Roark
Eleni Sikellianos
Patti Smith
Pat Stier
Stacy Szymaszek
Steve Taylor
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Chris Tysh
Cecilia Vicuña
Eliot Weinberger
Katie Hayes
Lewis Warsh
Zhang Ziqing
Nina Zivancevic

Spring/Summer 2015

The Museum of American Poetics has been working with our Guest Curators on specific exhibits since January 2015. A quick scan of our What's New page will give you a view into the additions they have made. Andy Clausen and Pamela Twining help our Invisible Empires of Beatitude exhibit get into high gear. David Cope made critical additions to the EuroAmerican Shapeshifters exhibit. Ali Zarrin made important Iranian American poet additions to the Middle Eastern American Poets exhibit. After an email from Michigan suggesting the addition of Sigurd Olson to the Ghost Riders of the Wild exhibit, Jim Cohn made a number of important historical and Environmental Justice poet additions. We've also added an amazing 466 page catalog of Psychedelic Poster Art by Randy Roark you won't want to miss. Currently, we're working with the MAP Network for an article about MAP at Wikipedia. Jim put out the call for MAP reviews, articles, features from those of you who support us with your time spent here. Just let us know if you publish something about MAP online. As always, thanks for coming back to MAP.

  Postbeat Poets Activist Scholarship Project
  Randy Roark: "Psychedelic Poster Art Catalog"
  Invisible Empires of Beatitude
  (Andy Clausen & Pamela Twining, Guest Curators)
  Charlie Rossiter
  Middle Eastern American Poets
  (Ali Zarrin, Guest Curator)
  Etal Adnan
  Asian/Pacific American Verse Beings
  Teresa Mei Chuc
  Latino/a Web Heads
  (Nancy Mercado, Guest Curator)
  Lemon Andersen
  Alfred Arteaga
  Brenda Cárdenas
  Albino Carrillo
  Ana Castillo
  Carlos Cumpián
  Angela De Hoyos
  Caridad De La Luz "La Bruja"
  Blas Manuel De Luna
  Blas Falconer
  Aracelis Girmay
  Ada Limón
  Anthony Madrid
  Sheila Maldonado
  Alberto Ríos
  Peggy Robles-Alvarado
  Aleida Rodríguez
  The Welfare Poets
  Emanuel Xavier
  (Dave Roskos, Ingrid Swanberg, Guest Curator)
  Russell Atkins: The Free Lance
  David Baratier: Pavement Saw Lit Journal/Pavement Saw Press
  Jim Barnes: The Charitan Review
  John M. Bennett: Lost & Found Times/Luna Bisonte Prods
  Bill Bissett: blewointment press
  Joseph Bruchac: The Greenfield Review Press
  Richard Grossinger: North Atlantic Books
  Karl Kempton: Kaldron
  Alfred Kreymborg (with Lewis Mumford & Paul Rosenfeld): American Caravan Anthologies (1927-1931)
  d.a. levy: The Marrahwanna Quarterly
  Walter Lowenfels: Poets of Today: A New American Anthology (1964)
  Nathaniel Mackey: Hambone
  Clarence Major: Coercion Review (1958-1966), The New Black Poetry (1969)
  Gary Metras: The Adastra Press
  Richard Peabody & Lucinda Ebersole: Gargoyle Magazine/ Paycock Press
  Bill Roberts: Bottle of Smoke Press
  Michael Rothenberg: Big Bridge
  Lamont B. Steptoe: Whirlwind Poetry Review/Whirlwind Press
  Karl Young: Light and Dust Anthology of Poetry
  Today's World Voices
  100 Thousand Poets for Change
  African American Poezee
  Henry Dumas
  Gayl Jones
  The Sexuals
  James Merrill
  Ghost Rangers of the Wild
  Toni Cade Bambara
  Ana Castillo
  Cesar Chavez
  Alexandra David-Néel
  Jan DeBlieu
  Frederick Dellenbaugh
  Gretel Ehrlich
  Loren Eiseley
  Terri Crawford Hansen
  Joy Harjo
  Edward Hoagland
  Joseph Krutch
  Winona LaDuke
  Louise de Kiriline Lawrence
  Bill McKibben
  John McPhee
  Ellen Meloy
  Guy Murchie
  Adolph Murie
  Barbara Neely
  Sigurd Olson
  Roger Tory Peterson
  Elizabeth Barlow Rogers
  Margo Tamez
  John Trudell
  Helena Maria Viramontes
  David Raines Wallace
  Karen Tei Yamashita
  Ann Zwinger
  Poets & Painters
  Randy Roark: "Psychedelic Poster Art Catalog"
  "An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan, and Their Circle"

Fall/Winter 2014/15

Over the years, as the number of MAP’s exhibits has grown, keeping up with the Golden Age of American poetic diversity has also grown more challenging. To better address the hidden harmonies within our flourishing and multiple communities of poets, MAP initiated a “Guest Curator Program” in January 2015.

Also, MAP has streamlined its homepage in order to give visitors quicker and more straight-forward access to our content. In doing so, we moved information about MAP to a new "About Us" page that is now located with the navigation links. Please check out our new changes at the links below.

  Guest Curator Program
  About Us
  Hannah Szenes
  Postbeat Poets Activist Scholarship Project
  Randy Roark Interviewed by Kirpal Gordon
  David Cope: "Scream with Rhyme and Clarity" Interview by Michael Limnios
  Old Globe Masterminds
  (With thanks to Randy Roark)
  Arnaut Daniel
  Bertran de Born
  Peire Vidal
  Bernard de Ventadorn
  Jaufre Rudel
  Peire Cardenal
  Guirat Riquier
  Comtessa de Diá
  Alamanda de Castelnau
  Azalais de Porcairagues
  Maria de Ventadorn
  Tibors de Sarenom
  Azalaïs d'Altier
  Garsenda, Countess of Forcalquier
  Gormonda de Monpeslier
  Bieiris de Romans
  Invisible Empires of Beatitude
  (Andy Clausen & Pamela Twining, Guest Curators)
  Sam Abrams
  Penny Arcade
  William Burroughs, Jr.
  Neal Cassady
  Exene Cervenka
  Neeli Cherkovski
  Andy Clausen
  Ira Cohen
  Wanda Coleman
  Jayne Cortez
  Kirby Doyle
  Sharon Dubiago
  SA Griffin
  QR Hand
  Howard Hart
  Herbert Hunke
  Bruce Isaacson
  Kay Johnson
  Linda King
  Etheridge Knight
  Philip Lamantia
  David Lerner
  Lawrence Lipton
  Philomene Long
  Jimmy Lyons
  Judith Malina
  William Margolis
  Marty Matz
  Ellyn Maybe
  Kaye McDonough
  Taylor Mead
  David Meltzer
  Barbara Moraff
  James Ryan Morris
  Cookie Mueller
  Harold Norse
  Stuart Perkoff
  Pedro Pietri
  Miguel Pinero
  Fernanda Pivano
  Danny Propper
  Rene Ricard
  Roger Richards
  Frank Rios
  Hugh Romney
  Ed Sanders
  Tony Scibella
  Carolee Schneeman
  Hubert Selby, Jr.
  Herschel Silverman
  Patti Smith
  John Thomas
  Anne Waldman
  John Wieners
  Tom Waits
  Saul White
  AD Winans
  Middle Eastern American Poets
  (Ali Zarrin, Guest Curator)
  Sheema Kalbasi
  Sheida Mohammadi
  Majid Nafici
  Sholeh Wolpe
  (Dave Roskos, Ingrid Swanberg, Guest Curator)
  Dave Haselwood: Auerhahn Press
  EuroAmerican Shapeshifters
  (David Cope, Guest Curator)
  John Berryman
  Robert Bly
  John Cage
  Edwin Denby
  James Dickey
  William Everson
  B. H. Fairchild
  Kenneth Fearing
  Jim Harrison
  Marsden Hartley
  Anselm Hollo
  Robert Kelly
  Galway Kinnell
  Bill Knott
  Richard Kostelanetz
  Philip Levine
  Robert Lowell
  W.S. Merwin
  George Oppen
  Carl Rakosi
  Charles Reznikoff
  Theodore Roethke
  Charles Simic
  John Wieners
  James Wright
  Louis Zukofsky
  Postbeat Era
  Jim Carroll
  Jack Foley
  20th Century International Bards
  Hannah Szenes
  Latino/a Web Heads
  (Nancy Mercado, Guest Curator)
  Gloria Anzaldúa
  Julia de Burgos
  Willie Perdomo
  The Sexuals
  Gloria Anzaldúa
  Mark Doty
  African American Poezee
  Claudia Rankine

Spring/Summer 2014

MAP Publications is proud to announce the release of a new book of poems, The Groundless Ground, by Boulder poet Jim Cohn. Please visit our Store for more information.


Francisco Alarcon
Gary Allen
Carmen Bugan
Ruxandra Cesereanu
Andy Clausen
Andrei Codrescu
Jim Cohn
Wanda Coleman
Peter Cook
David Cope
Vivian Demuth
Denyse Du Roi
Flying Words Project
Chris Funkhouser
Cliff Fyman
Allen Ginsberg
Kirpal Gordon
Eliot Greenspan
Peter Hale
Kevin Hayes
Steve Hirsch
Bob Holman
Chris Ide
Holly Jones
Eliot Katz
Mary Kite
Gary Lawless
Kenny Lerner
Joel Lewis
M.L. Liebler
Peter Marti
Nancy Mercado
Sharon Mesmer
Shiv Mirabito
Eileen Myles
Lesléa Newman
Akilah Oliver
Marc Olmstead
Suzi Kaplan Olmsted
Sarah Jean Peters
Thomas Peters
Wang Ping
Michael Pingarron
Jeff Poniewaz
Sue Rhynhart
Joseph Richey
Bob Rixon
Randy Roark
Ron Rodriguez
Dave Roskos
Michael Rothenberg
James Ruggia
Steve Silberman
Edwin Torres
Pamela Twining
Janine Pommy Vega
Anne Waldman
Richard Wilmarth
Katie Yates
Ali Zarrin
Serhiy Zhadan
Zhang Ziqing

  Boris Grebenshikov - "Radio Silence"
  The Sacred Harp
  Joseph Thomas (The White Pilgrim)
  The Colored Sacred Harp (Judge Jackson)
  Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle expedition collection
  Postbeat Era
  S.A. Griffin
  Today's World Voices
  Boris Grebenshchikov
  Latino/a Web Heads
  Brenda Cárdenas
  Sandra María Esteves
  African American Poezee
  Maya Angelou
  Legacy Transmissions
  Allen Ginsberg: Short Free Course on Shakespeare’s Play, The Tempest
  Postbeat Poets Activist Scholarship Project
  Kirpal Gordon: "The Bee-Loud Glade" Interview by Randy Roark
  David Cope: Shakespeare Central Times Interview by Steve Rowland

Fall/Winter 2013/2014

MAP has created two new exhibits this fall dedicated to the growing body of film about the Beats, Beat Literature, Beat culture, as well as a small but growing genre of Beat-influenced Postbeat films. Over the winter, we will begin work on the final edition of MAP's 25 year running annual online poetry journal Napalm Health Spa. NHS2014 will be culled from the NHS archive and will highlight previously published work by the heart sons and heart daughters of Allen Ginsberg.

  gregory corso talks and walks in roma 1989 part 1
  gregory corso talks and walks in roma 1989 part 2
  Postbeat Poets Activist Scholarship Project
  "A Poet's Progress: Poetic Apprenticeship––Life Lessons From Ginsberg, Snyder and Whalen" Interview by Michael Limnios
  "Push, Push Against the Darkness" Interview with Anne Waldman on The Iovis Trilogy
  Golden Bodies
  Susan Nussbaum
  Beat Generation Films
  Allen Ginsberg Project: Streaming Video (Peter Hale, 1959-)
  Pull My Daisy (Robert Frank, 1959)
  The Beat Generation (Charles Haas, 1959)
  The Flower Thief (Ron Rice, 1960)
  The Subterraneans (Ranald MacDougal, 1960)
  Couch (Andy Warhol, 1964)
  Wholly Communion (Peter Whitehead, 1965)
  USA: Poetry (Richard Moore, 1966)
  Chappaqua (Conrad Rooks, 1966)
  Dutchman (Anthony Harvey, 1967)
  Be-In (Jerry Abrams, 1967)
  Yippie (Yippie Film Collectivel, 1968)
  Me and My Brother (Robert Frank, 1969)
  Johnny Minatour (Charles Henri Ford, 1971)
  Fried Shoes/Cooked Diamonds (Costanzo Allione, 1978)
  The Beats: An Existential Comedy ( Philomene Long, 1980)
  Heart Beat (John Byrum, 1980)
  Energy And How To Get It (Robert Frank, 1981)
  West Coast: Beat and Beyond (Christopher Felver, 1982)
  This Song for Jack (Robert Frank, 1983)
  Before Stonewall (Greta Schiller & Robert Rosenberg, 1984)
  What Happened to Kerouac (Richard Lerner, 1986)
  The Beat Generation: An American Dream (Janet Forman & Regina Weinreich, 1987)
  Naked Lunch (David Croneberg, 1991)
  The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg (Jerry Aronson, 1993)
  A Poet on the Lower East Side: A Docu-Diary on Allen Ginsberg (Gyula Gazdag, 1997)
  The Last Time I Committed Suicide (Stephen Kay, 1997)
  The Source (Chuck Workman, 1999)
  Beat (Gary Walkow, 2000)
  The Great Sex Letter (Peter Gallo 2006)
  Breaking the Rules (Marco Muller, 2006)
  Words of Advice: William S. Burroughs on the Road (Lars Movin, 2007)
  The Beats in India (Asia Society, 2007)
  Neal Cassady (Noah Buschel, 2007)
  William S. Burroughs: Thee Films 1950s - 1960s (Anthony Balch, 2008)
  Corso: The Last Beat (Gustave Reininger, 2009)
  Howl (Rob Epstein, 2010)
  William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (Yony Leyser, 2010)
  Love Always, Carolyn (Malin Korkeasalo, Maria Ramstrom, 2011)
  The Poetry Deal: A Film with Diane di Prima (Melanie La Rosa, 2011)
  Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (Johanna Demetrakas, 2011)
  Spirits Desperado: The Poetry of Michael McClure (UCTV, 2011)
  On The Road (Walter Salles, 2012)
  The Beat Hotel (Alan Govenar, 2012)
  Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder (Christopher Felver, 2006, 2013)
  Kill Your Darlings (John Krokidas, 2013)
  Big Sur (Michael Polish, 2013)
  Postbeat Generation Films
  Dont Look Back (D.A. Pennebaker, 1967)
  Mick Jagger reads from Percy Shelley's "Adonais" on the Death of Brian Jones (betapicts, 1969)
  The Fly (Yoko Ono, 1970)
  Ed Sanders (Harold Channer, 1975)
  Renaldo and Clara (Bob Dylan, 1978)
  Mitsuye and Nellie: Asian American Poets (Allie Light and Irving Saraf, 1981)
  Public Enemy Channel (Public Enemy, N.D.)
  Poetry in Motion (Ron Mann, 1982)
  Anne Waldman "Uh-Oh Plutonium! (Hyacinth Girls Music, 1982)
  A Place of Rage (Pratibha Parmar, 1991)
  Thunderheart (Michael Apted, 1992)
  The Misfits: Thirty Years of Fluxus (Lars Movin, 1993)
  The Bob Holman Channel (Bob Holman,1993)
  Harry Weinberg's Notebook (Yariv Kohn, 1991)
  The Basketball Diaries (Scott Kalvert, 1995)
  The United States of Poetry (Mark Pellington with Bob Holman, 1995)
  The Last Angel of History (John Akomfrah, 1996)
  Slam (Marc Levin, 1998)
  Smoke Signals (Chris Eyre, 1998)
  Corpus (Lourdes Portillo, 1999)
  Before Night Falls (Julian Schnabel, 2000)
  American Saint (Joseph Castelo, 2001)
  Piñero (Leon Ichaso, 2001)
  Def Poetry (Russell Simmons, 2002-2007)
  Steve Silberman's Allen Ginsberg Playlist (Steve Silberman, N.D.)
  Antler: "Skyscraper Apocalypse" (Jim Cohn, 2002)
  Anne Waldman: Makeup on Empty Space (Jim Cohn, 2002)
  Joni Mitchell - Woman of Heart and Mind ( Stephanie Bennett, 2003)
  Two-fer (Ishmael Reed & Cecil Brown, 2003)
  Cornelius Eady (UCTV, 2003)
  Eliot Katz: "Elegy for Allen Ginsberg" (Naropa University, 2004)
  About Baghdad ( Sinan Antoon, 2004)
  Andy Clausen & Eliot Katz Interview (Harold Channer, 2004
  An Evening with Nikki Giovanni (Vince Hutcherson, 2005)
  No Direction Home (Martin Scorsese, 2005)
  A Thousand Roads (Chris Eyre, 2005)
  Trudell (Heather Rae, 2005)
  Graffiti Verité 6: The Odyssey (Bob Bryan, 2006)
  Sharon Mesmer (jordandavis, 2006)
  Dylan Hock Poetry Videos (Dylan Hock, 2006-)
  "Natural State of Genius" Allen Ginsberg and Steven Taylor (Steven Taylor, 2007)
  I’m Not There (Todd Haynes, 2007)
  Jayne Cortez (UCTV, 2008)
  Wanda Coleman Interview (Poetry.LA, 2008)
  The Poetry of Wang Ping (UCTV, 2008)
  Steve Hirsch Interview (Harold Channer, 2008)
  Salt of This Sea ( Annemarie Jacir, 2008)
  Thomas Sayers Ellis "All Their Stanzas Look Alike" (NPFvideo, 2008)
  Flying Words Project (UCTV, 2008)
  Patti Smith: Dream of Life (Steven Sering, 2008)
  Kirpal Gordon Interview (Harold Channer, 2008)
  Majena Mafe "You Asked What Does a Feminist Sound Like" (Majena Mafe, 2009)
  Eliot Katz Channel (Eliot Katz, 2009)
  Gary Gach: Fireside Chat: Buddhism & Spiritual Principles (ZanyMysticRadio, 2009)
  Andy Clausen: "Ginsberg, Corso and Me" (Skimber, 2009)
  VPGMedia's Channel (Marc Olmsted, N.D.)
  Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire (Lee Daniels, 2009)
  The Heart of the Hydrogen Jukebox (Miriam Lerner & Don Feigel, 2009)
  Andy Clausen: "Neal Cassady was a man" (Skimber, 2009)
  Allen Ginsberg "Gospel Noble Truths" Animation (KAMouflageFilms, 2009)
  ROCKPILE on the road (Michael Rothenberg, 2009-2010)
  Deaf Jam (Judy Lief, 2010)
  Burroughs on Bowery (Marc Olmsted, 2010)
  David Cope Reads (GRCC, 2010)
  For Colored Girls (Tyler Perry, 2010)
  Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (Johanna Demetrakas, 2011)
  Magic Trip (Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood, 2011)
  Bob Rosenthal Reads [Allen Ginsberg's] "Who Be Kind To" (thepoetinnewyork, 2011)
  Vernon Frazer Channel (Vernon Frazer, 2011-)
  The Poetry Project Channel (Poetry Project, 2011-)
  100 Thousand Poets for Change (Michael Rothenberg, 2011-)
  The Beat Goes On (Susie Reynolds, 2011)
  Nancy Mercado (PBS NewsHour, 2011)
  Janet Hamill (clairedelune49, 2011)
  M.L. Liebler "Working Words" (StrandBookStore, 2011)
  Gary Lawless - A Poetry Reading (College of the Atlantic, 2011)
  Poet In Andalucia: Natalie Handel (rattapallax, 2011)
  Chan McKenzie Reading [with Miriam Lerner, interpreting] (RITenglishNEWS, 2011)
  Lorna Dee Cervantes: The Holloway Series (UCBerkeleyEvents, 2012)
  Witness Downtown Rising Renga (Nikhil Melnechuk, 2012)
  Martín Espada interview (hocopolitso, 2012)
  Ed Sanders - Fug You (Punkcast, 2012)
  The Making of Venerable Madtown Hall (Katrina Miller, 2013)
  Unscripted - Anne Waldman (WUGATV, 2013)
  Eddie Swayze: "Howl" in ASL (wildpoet2011, 2013)
  Bob Dylan "Like A Rolling Stone" - Official Interactive Video (Bob Dylan, 2013)

Spring/Summer 2013


Gary Allen
George Angel
Jake Berry
Robert Borden
David Breeden
Andy Clausen
Jim Cohn
David Cope
Steve Dalachinsky
Finvola Drury
Denyse Du Roi
Peter Feng
Flying Words Project
Vernon Frazer
Chris Funkhouser
Cliff Fyman
Kirpal Gordon
Steve Hirsch
Bob Holman
Eliot Katz
Mike Mahoney
Peter Marti
Jesús Papoleto Meléndez
Nancy Mercado
Sharon Mesmer
Caitlan Mitchell
Mursalata Muhammed
Eileen Myles
Lesléa Newman
Akilah Oliver
Marc Olmstead
Sarah Jean Peters
Thomas Peters
Wang Ping
Jeff Poniewaz
Joseph Richey
Randy Roark
Ron Rodriguez
James Ruggia
William Seaton
Steve Silberman
Sky Smith
C.C. Southers
Ingrid Swanberg
Edwin Torres
Pamela Twining
Janine Pommy Vega
Anne Waldman
Richard Wilmarth
Katie Yates
Ali Zarrin

  Ted Berrigan and Anne Waldman"Memorial Day," ca 1973
  Today's World Voices
  Kofi Awoonor

Fall/Winter 2012/2013

This fall and winter, MAP is taking on two special projects. First, MAP Publications is extremely proud to be bringing out the selected poems of Andy Clausen, one of Allen Ginsberg's favorite postbeat poets. Second, MAP Publications will put out a special edition of its annual online poetry journal, Napalm Health Spa. NHS 2013 is an invitation-only issue featuring postbeat long poem masterpieces. Donations to assist us in funding these projects are most welcomed.

  Beygairat Brigade's "Dhinak Dhinak" (Pakistan)
  Vernon Frazer and Thomas Chapin at the Middle East, 1992. Pt.1
  Vernon Frazer and Thomas Chapin at the Middle East, 1992. Pt.2
  Vernon Frazer and Thomas Chapin at the Middle East, 1992. Pt.3
  Vernon Frazer and Thomas Chapin at the Middle East, 1992. Pt.4
  Vernon Frazer and Thomas Chapin at the Middle East, 1992. Pt.5
  Allen Ginsberg with the Clash: "Capitol Air"
  Andy Clausen cover's Allen Ginsberg's "Capitol Air"
  Jayne Cortez: Artists on the Cutting Edge
  Jayne Cortez and The Firespitters: "There It Is"
  Jayne Cortez: "Find Your Own Voice"
  Jayne Cortez and The Firespitters: "Maintain Control/Economic Love Song"
  William S. Burroughs
  Rafeef Ziadah: '"We teach life, sir"
  Remi Kanazi: "Normalize This!"
  Ice Cube - Everything's Corrupt
  Diane di Prima
  Postbeat Poets Activist Scholarship Project
  Nina Zivancevic "Balkan Dakini" Interview by Michael Limnios
  John Tytell "When The Angels Sing" Interview by Michael Limnios
  Steven Taylor "Only Love" Interview by Michael Limnios
  Hedweg Gorski "Rhymes and Rhythms of Eden" Interview by Michael Limnios
  Neeli Cherkovski"The Ithaca Of Poetry" Interview by Michael Limnios
  A. D. Winans "The Golden Gate Poet" Interview by Michael Limnios
  Andy Clausen "President At Home Of The Blues" Interview by Michael Limnios
  Eliot Katz: "Howlin Soul" Interview by Michael Limnios
  Lesléa Newman "Allen Ginsberg: A Poetic Life"
  Randy Roark "Apprenticing with Allen Ginsberg: The Object Is to See Clearly"
  The Sexuals
  Beth Brant
  Native American Words Between Worlds
  Beth Brant
  Latino/a Web Heads
  Jesús Papoleto Meléndez
  20th Century International Bards
  Rabindranath Tagore
  Georges Brassens
  Old Globe Masterminds
  Nizami Ganjavi
  Wallada bint al-Mustakfi
  Today's World Voices
  Michael Limnios
  Rafeef Ziadah
  Malala Yousafzai: Diary of a Pakistani Schoolgirl
  Asian/Pacific American Verse Beings
  Nguyen Chi Thien
  Gil Scott-Heron
  Diamond Fragments, Golden Sparks: Interview by Michael Limnios

Spring/Summer 2012


Allen Ginsberg
Zhang Ziqing
Eliot Katz
Marge Piercy
David Cope
Vernon Frazer
Rafael Alberti
Marc Olmsted
Randy Roark
Jim Cohn
Lesléa Newman
Sarah Jeanne Peters
Shiv Mirabito
Ron Rodriguez
Tanya El Kashef
Ramon Gomez De La Serna
Steve Hirsch
Kelly Cowan
Ingrid Swanberg
Sam Abrams
Eric Basso
Peter Feng
Peter Marti
Pedro Garfias
Marina Mati
Richard Wilmarth
Laura Grills
Cliff Fyman
John Roche
Kevin Hayes
Kirpal Gordon
Burt Kimmelman
John Kruth
Sarah C. Beasley
Thomas Peters
Geraldine Green
Guido Vermeulen

  Pussy Riot: "Putin Lights Up the Fires"
  19th Annual Jack Kerouac Memorial Reading (Oct. 23rd, 2006)
  Brad Will Memorial Reading (Nov. 6th, 2006)
  19th Anniversary Reading (Nov. 20th, 2006)
  Steve Katz Reading (Dec. 4th, 2006)
  1,000th Reading (Feb. 5th, 2007)
  Square One Benefit (Feb. 26th, 2007)
  Thomas R. Peters, Jr. & Jack Collom Reading (March 5th, 2007)
  Jack Kerouac 85th Birthday Reading (March 12th, 2007)
  Jack Kerouac 85th Birthday Reading After-Reading (March 12th, 2007)
  Andy Clausen Reading (June 25th, 2007)
  Marc Olmsted: "Burroughs on Bowery"
  Marc Olmsted: American Mutant (2009)
  The Band: "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"
  Kerouac - October in the Railroad Earth
  Flatt & Scruggs Foggy Mountain Breakdown
  Joe Conzo: Old School Hip Hop Photo Legend
  Cornell West On U.S. Hip Hop
  Rim Banna: "A Time To Cry"
  Postbeat Poets Activist Scholarship Project
  David Cope: On Poetry, Music and Growing Up in Grand Rapids: Interview with Kyle Austin
  Thom The World Poet: Poetry Activism in the Wavy Gravy Lineage: Interview by Kirpal Gordon
  Eliot Katz: "Reaching Out to Adrienne Rich: An Activist Poet's Tribute"
  Randy Roark: Interviewed by Jeffrey Side
  Giacomo Gates: The Five Spot: Zen and Now
  Eliot Katz: Talkin' Occupy: Interview by Levi Asher
  Robert LaVigne: "The Artist's Life As A Work In Progress"
  Ira Cohen: "The Great Rice Paper Adventure Kathmandu, 1972-1977"
  Pilar Rodríguez Aranda: "100TPC Experience"
  Teresa Chuc: ["During summer 2011, I first heard about 100 Thousand Poets for Change through a Facebook post"]
  Menka Shivdasani: ["For many poets in a mega city like Mumbai, writing poetry is not a peaceful activity"]
  Stan Persky: Review of Christopher Bram's Eminent Outlaws: The Love That Dared To Write Its Name
  Marc Olmsted: "GENIUS ALL THE TIME: The Beats, Spontaneous Presence, and Primordial Ground" (pdf)
  Miles White: "Race Rebels: Whiteness And The New Masculine Desire"
  Bob Rosenthal: "Allen Ginsberg, Revisited By His Right-Hand Man"
  Margaret A. Harrell: "Meeting Hunter S. Thompson"
  Vernon Frazer: "Remembering Thomas Chapin"
  Joni Mitchell: "On Trungpa Rinpoche"
  Jerry Garcia: The Last Interview
  Bruce Springsteen: SXSW 2012 Keynote Address
  Rob Wilson: Beat Attitudes: On the Roads to Beatitude for Post-Beat Writers, Dharma Bums and Cultural-Political Activists (pdf)
  Peter Conners: "Sink Like a Stone, Float Like a Feather: The Poetics of Bobby Petersen"
  Derrick Bell: "Space Traders"
  Eliot Katz: Andy Clausen's Without Doubt
  Sasha Frere-Jones: With Feathers of Solid Chrome, in Beaks of Solid Bone: Captain Beefheart, 1941-2010
  Jeff Chang: "New World Order"
  Jeff Chang: "Is Protest Music Dead"
  Old Globe Masterminds
  Roger Bacon
  Middle Eastern American Poets
  Sharif Elmusa
  African American Poezee
  Martin Luther King
  Troubadours Beyond Measure
  Original Hip-Hop Lyrics Archive
  20th Century International Bards
  Samih al-Qasim
  Bernard Kops
  Invisible Empires of Beatitude
  Hubert Selby, Jr.
  LuAnne Henderson
  Today's World Voices
  Abd Al Malik
  Pussy Riot
  Shahin Najafi
  Cui Jian
  Günter Grass
  Rim Banna
  Golden Bodies
  Leonard Davis: "Constructing Normalcy"/Disability Studies Reader

Fall/Winter 2011/2012
  French Street Artist JR, Interview
  JR's TED Prize Wish
  Billy Burroughs
  John Lennon & Yoko Ono: "John Sinclair"
  John Sinclair: "Friday the 13th"
  John Sinclair: "Revolutionary on Revolution"
  Firing Line: The Hippies with Jack Kerouac, Ed Sanders, and Lewis Yablonsky.
  Ed Sanders & The Plastics: For Allen
  Anne Waldman @ Occupy Your Heart
  Jeff Poniewaz's "I Burn The Flag"
  Harryette Mullen on Bob Kaufman
  Vampira: "Beat Poem"
  Ornette Coleman: "Voice Poetry"
  Ornette Coleman: "Latin Genetics"
  Andy Clausen: "The Bear"
  Marc Olmsted: "Karmapa in America '08"
  Marc Olmsted: Burroughs on the Bowery trailer/"American Mutant"
  100 Thousand Poets for Change Channel
  Michael McClure reading for 100TPC #1 in Venice, 2011
  Michael McClure reading for 100TPC #2 in Venice, 2011
  100TPC-Lexington, Virginia
  100TPC, Macedonia
  100TPC Tibet, Pasadena, CA
  100 Mil Poetas Por El Cambio, Baranquilla, Colombia
  100 Thousand Poets for Change Open Mic Session at Sharjah International Book Fair 2011
  "Poets for Change, Jamaica"
  "100 Mil Poetas Por El Cambio, Mexico"
  "Carribean Riddims" Interview with Damali Adeli Ife (Jamaica 100TPC)
  100TPC, Santa Fe, NM
  100 Mil Poetas Por El Cambio, Guatemala
  100 Thousand Poets for Change, 2011-Katie O'Hare
  "We Have A Goal" Yvonne de la Vega, LA, CA
  BETTER BY NOW (ain't it supposed to be?) 100 Thousand Poets for Change 2012
  Occupy Bat Signal for the 99%
  Generation We: The Movement Begins...
  'Nirvana' A poem by Charles Bukowski, read by Tom Waits
  Deeb "Masrah Deeb"
  El Général "Head of State"
  Keurgui Crew "Coup 2 Gueule"
  Allen Ginsberg interview, mid 1990s
  Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Lucian Carr, and others in New York 1959
  Herbie Hancock & Leonard Cohen: "The Jungle Line"
  The Canary Effect - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5
  Russell Means on Individual Sovereignty
  John Trudell & Elder Red Crow
  John Trudell - Poetry, Politics and Perspective
  OWS Library Channel
  Occupy The Street Song
  Occupy Wall Street (HipHop Anthem)
  Occupy Wall Street Music Video
  Words I Never Said
  Occupy Wall Street: The Music Video
  Comic Relief "Bobcat Goldthwait"
  All Loves Are the Way Onward: An Interview with Jim Cohn by Kirpal Gordon
  Legacy Transmissions
  Allen Ginsberg: "Spiritual Poetics"
  Postbeat Poets Activist Scholarship Project
  Norman Ball: Camelot Sells A Lot
  Kirpal Gordon: Speak-Spake-Spoke: Interview by Normal Ball
  Kirpal Gordon & Stephen-Paul Martin: Vernon Frazer's Improvisations: A Duet
  Kirpal Gordon & Vernon Frazer Who Are We Now: A Retrospective Of Michael Rothenberg
  Kirpal Gordon: 9 Champions of the Spoken Word
  Kirpal Gordon: 9 Writers Taking The Postbeat Lineage Further
  Michael Rothenberg & Terri Carrion: 100 Thousand Poets for Change Movement: "About Text"
  Michael Rothenberg: 100 Thousand Poets for Change Movement: "Final Press Release"
  Edwin Forrest Ward: "A Mile High And Underground"
  Cornel West and Public Enemy: September 17, 2011 speech in Wisconsin/"He got game"
  Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology (pdf)
  New York City General Assemby: "Declaration of Occupation of New York City"
  A.D. Winans: Second Coming Magazine and Press
  Alan Horvath: Kirpan Press
  Ingrid Swanberg: Ghost Pony Press
  Etta James
  Johnny Otis
  Townes Van Zandt
  Native American Words Between Worlds
  African American Poezee
  Tara Betts
  Patricia Spears Jones
  Lynne Procope
  Daughters of Stein
  Janice Erlbaum
  Janet Hamill
  Vicki Hudspith
  Tsaurah Litzky
  Postbeat Era
  John Sinclair
  A.D. Winans
  Tara Betts
  Patricia Spears Jones
  Lynne Procope
  Janice Erlbaum
  Kirpal Gordon
  Janet Hamill
  Michael Hogan
  Vicki Hudspith
  Tsaurah Litzky
  20th Century International Bards
  Hai Zi
  Gu Cheng
  Zheng Min
  Mu Dan
  Zhao Luo-rui
  Bian Zhi-lin
  Ai Qing
  Feng Zhi
  Dai Wang-shu
  Shen Ts'ung-wen
  Wen Yiduo
  Guo Mo-ruo
  Hu Shih
  Constantine Cavafy
  Giorgos Seferis
  Odysseus Elytis
  Nikos Kazantsakis
  Angelos Sikelianos
  Avetik Isahakyan
  Old Globe Masterminds
  Táin Bó Cuailnge
  Elias Lönnrot
  Su Xiaoxiao
  Jorunn Skaldmey
  Steinunn the Poetess
  Bersi Skáldtorfuson
  Bragi Boddason
  Today's World Voices
  JR's Post-Beat Streets
  Tashi Rabtens
  Mari Boine
  Yang Jian
  Zhu Wen
  Xi Chuan
  Huang Fan
  Che Qian-zi
  Yang Li
  Han Dong
  Ren Hui
  Yu Jian
  Shu Ting
  Bei Dao
  Tariq Ali
  Javier Sicilia

Spring/Summer 2011
  Today's World Voices
  Ko Ko Thett
  Emad Fouad
  Chris Abani
  Sefi Atta
  Gabeba Baderoon
  Natalia Molebatsi
  Batsirai Chigama
  Postbeat Era
  Burt Kimmelman
  Karen Dalton
  The Grateful Dead at Internet Archive
  The Grateful Dead 100 at YouTube
  Kathleen Hanna
  The Sexuals
  Riot Grrrls Manifesto
  Invisible Empires of Beatitude
  Gary Snyder at Reed University, June 2011


Anne Waldman
Andy Clausen
Eliot Katz
Allen Ginsberg
David Cope
Wanda Coleman
Marc Olmsted
Jim Cohn
Lesléa Newman
Ali Zarrin
Nancy Mercado
Ron Rodriguez
Antonio Cisneros
Cesar Calvo
Juan Liscano
Winston Orrillo
Ingrid Swanberg
Sam Abrams
Jeff Poniewaz
Suzi Kaplan Olmsted
Peter Marti
Angela Eward-Mangione
Ariel Holden
Cliff Fyman
Indran Amirthanayagam
Kevin Hayes
Sky Smith
Max Wolf Valerio
Richard Wilmarth
R. J. Merritt
Patricia Little
Randy Roark
Joe Richey
Liza Berkoff
Eric Mecum
Dave Roskos

  Allen Ginsberg
  Allen Ginsberg: "Lay Down Yr Mountain" : The Last Session CD.
  Jim Cohn
  Sutra & Bardos: Essays & Interviews on Allen Ginsberg, The Kerouac School, Anne Waldman, Postbeat Poets & The New Demotics
TRANSMISSIONS (During April, 2011, MAP standardized our Transmissions files for both Legacy and Postbeat Poets Activist Scholarship Projects.)
  Postbeat Poets Activist Scholarship Project
  Legacy Transmissions  
  20th Century International Bards
  Gonzalo Rojas
  Today's World Voices
  Liao Yiwi
  David Cope: Nada Press/Big Scream
  David Roskos: Iniquity Press/Vendetta Books
  Postbeat Era
  Laurie Price
  Andy Clausen: page additions
  David Roskos

Fall 2010
  This fall, MAP undertook a major project to upgrade our Exhibits section. Our exhibits section has been under development since MAP came online in 1998, but it wasn't until this fall that we had the resources to undertake the degree of expansiveness that we felt each genre deserved. Now, our 21 exhibits are really the crown jewels of Museum of American Poetics research, especially our International and Diversity Exhibits. For those of you interested in MAP and our curating, individual author links are determined after comparative analysis of dedicated pages found across the web. We often link to Wikipedia author pages because they often provide the most current information on authors (and don't vanish, change urls, etc. every 6 months), but our preference is to link to author home pages when available. We do look at traditional web poetry sources, including Academy of American Poets, Electronic Poetry Center, Modern American Poetry and the Poetry Foundation in making our link decisions. We weigh depth and currency of information provided and availability of active links in determining which author web page we use to showcase an artist. As part of our renovation, we have also organized our exhibit listings. In most cases, reorganization means we alphabeticalized each exhibit's content.             –– Jim Cohn (11/17/10)
  Andrea Gibson
  The Sexuals
  Allen Ginsberg: an interview
  Peter Hale
  Chris Ide
  Peter Orlovsky
  Jeff Poniewaz
  Steve Silberman
  Stonewall Riots
  Native American Words Between Worlds
  Mourning Dove
  Henry "Hank" Real Bird
  Nia Francisco
  Santee Frazier
  Tiffany Midge
  Nora Naranjo-Morse
  Leslie Marmon Silko
  Layli Long Soldier
  Mary Tallmountain
  Luci Tapahonso
  Roberta Hill Whiteman
  Ghost Rangers of the Wild
  Sandra Alcosser
  John Burroughs
  John Wesley Powell
  Gary Lawless
  Middle Eastern American Poets
  Saladin Ahmed
  Kazim Ali
  Iman Mersal
  Mohamed Metwalli
  Murat Nemet-Nejat
  Matthew Shenoda
  Maged Zaher
  Latino/a Web Heads
  Francisco X. Alarcon
  Ingrid Chavez
  Sesshu Floster
  Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales
  Juan Felipe Herrera
  M. Miriam Herrera
  Nephtalí De León
  Cherríe Moraga
  Ron Rodriguez
  Gary Soto
  Edwin Torres
  John Trudell
  Cecilia Vicuña
  Today's World Voices
  Meena Kandasamy
  Kamran Mir Hazar
  Mirta Rosenberg
  Chouchanik Thamrazian
  Consuelo Hernández
  Hugo Jamioy Juagibio
  Iman Mersal
  Ahmed al-Shahawi
  Valérie Rouzeau
  Humberto Ak'abal
  Hiromi Ito
  Vénus Khoury-Ghata
  Homero Aridjis
  Valter Hugo Mãe
  Inga Kuznetsova
  Natalia Sannikova
  Bejan Matur
  EuroAmerican Shapeshifters
  Robin Blaser
  Andrei Codrescu
  Ed Dorn
  Robert Duncan
  T.S. Eliot
  Jack Hirschman
  Philip Lamantia
  Joel Oppenheimer
  Kenneth Rexroth
  Jerome Rothenberg
  Jack Spicer
  Wallace Stevens
  Daughters of Stein
  Kathy Acker
  Laynie Browne
  Maxine Chernoff
  Denise Levertov
  Sharon Mesmer
  Eileen Myles
  Lesléa Newman
  Maureen Owen
  Adrienne Rich
  Ingrid Swanberg
  Anne Tardos
  Asian/Pacific American Verse Beings
  Linh Dinh
  Zhang Er
  Myung Mi Kim
  Sawako Nakayasu
  Hoa Nyugen
  Invisible Empires of Beatitude
  Amiri Baraka
  Carolyn Cassady
  Mary Fabilli
  Brenda Frazer (aka Bonnie Bremser)
  Neal Cassady and Allen Ginsberg (from The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg)
  "Howl" (1956) by Allen Ginsberg
  Howl on Trial: The Battle for Free Expression
  Jack Hirschman
  Joyce Johnson
  Hettie Jones
  Jack Kerouac
  Jack Kerouac on the Steve Allen Show (1959)
  Joanna McClure
  Michael McClure
  Jack Micheline
  Charlie Plymell
  Carl Solomon
  Jack Spicer
  Janine Pommy Vega
  Joan Vollmer (aka Joan Vollmer Burroughs)
  Ruth Weiss
  Women of the Beat Generation: The Writers, Artists, and Muses at the Heart of a Revolution (1996)
  20th Century International Bards (This exhibit has been redesigned by nation.)
  African American Poezee
  Jayne Cortez
  W.E.B. DuBois
  David Henderson
  Larry Neal
  Akilah Oliver
  Umbra Poets
  Malcolm X
  New Negro Poets U.S.A.
  Black Fire: An Anthology of Afro-American Writing
  Pioneer Masters
  Brook Farm
  The Dial
  Frederick Douglass
  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
  Henry David Thoreau
  Tatanka Yotanka
  Old Globe Masterminds
  Giacomo Leopardi
  Postbeat Era
  Reed Bye
  Gary Parrish
  Dave Cope Sampler
  Joe Richey
  Ron Rodriguez
  Michael Rothenberg
  James Ruggia

Summer 2010


Peter Hale
Peter Orlovsky
Anne Waldman
Steve Silberman
Joe Richey
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Ali Zarrin
Andy Clausen
Sara Kohler
Eliot Katz
Holly Jones
David Cope
Katie Yates
Randy Roark
Lesléa Newman
Miguel Angel Flores
Efrain Huerta
Ulalume Gonzalez De Leon
Vicente Gerbasi
Nancy Mercado
Bob Holman
Peter Marti
Marc Olmsted
Gary Lawless
Jim Cohn
Bob Rixon
Michael Rothenberg
Kyi May Kaung
Bob Drojarski
Eddie Swayze
Kevin Hayes
Richard Wilmarth

Winter/Spring 2010
  Asian/Pacific American Verse Beings
  Li-Young Lee
  African American Poezee
  Ishmael Reed
  Ira Cohen: Bardo Matrix Publications
  Postbeat Era
  "Our Allen" Photos (curated by Steve Silberman)
  Peter Marti
  20th Century International Bards
  Vinicius de Moraes
  Andres Eloy Blanco
  Octavio Paz
  Golden Bodies
  Nonsite Collective
  Michael Davidson
  Old Globe Masterminds
  Aemilia Lanyer
  Latino/a Web Heads
  Giannina Braschi
  Today's World Voices
    Ko Un  
    Liu Xiaobo  
  Postbeat Poets Activist Scholarship Project
    Peter Marti and Marc Olmsted Interview by Julie Adler  
    Jim Cohn: "A Postbeat Poets Chronology: 1962-2010."  

Michael Davidson: "Missing Larry: The Poetics of Disability in Larry Eigner"

    Steven Hirsch: Conversation with Harold Channer  
    David Meltzer and Michael Rothenberg: "ROCKPILE, Poetry, Music and The Troubadour Tradition"  

Fall 2009
    Amiri Baraka: Yugen/Totem Press  
    Ted Berrigan: "C" Press Archives  
    Andrei Codrescu: Exquisite Corpse  
    Cid Corman: Origin Press  
    Robert Creeley: Divers Press  
    Lita Hornick: Kulchur  
    D.A. Levy: Renegade Press  
    James Russell Lowell: The Pioneer: a literary and critical magazine  
    Shiv Mirabito: Wildflowers: a Woodstock mountain poetry anthology /Shivastan Publishing  
    Randy Roark: Friction Mag/Laocoon Press  
    Ed Sanders: Fuck You Press Archive  
    Danny Shot & Eliot Katz: Long Shot  
    Anne Waldman & Lewis Warsh: Angel Hair  
  Golden Bodies
    John Lee Clark's Deaf American Poetry: An Anthology  
    Kathi Wolfe  
  Daughters of Stein
    Lee Ann Brown  
    Carla Harryman  
    Lisa Jarnot  
    Mina Loy  
    Jena Osman  
    Kristin Prevallet  
    Juliana Spahr  
  Postbeat Poets Activist Scholarship Project
    Jim Carroll: Interview with Nate Schweber  
    Andrei Codrescu: Interview with Robert Birnbaum  
    Wanda Coleman & Troung Tran: "Letters to Poets"  

Steven Foehr: "Death and the Rebirth of Patti Smith"

    Bob Holman: "What's American About American Poetry?"  
    Lisa Jarnot: "On Identity"  
    Pedro Pietri: "There Was Never No Tomorrow: Nuyorican Pedro Pietri In His Own Words"  
    Kristin Prevallet: "Navigating the New Chaos: Anne Waldman’s Collaborations with Visual Artists"  

Mary Sands & Michael Rothenberg: "Renaissance: The Beat and Beyond"

    Mark Spitzer: "Bob Dylan's Tarantula: An Arctic Reserve of Untapped Glimmerance Dismissed in a Ratland of Clichés"  
    Eliot Weinberger: What Was Formalism?  
    Anne Waldman "Illuminati in the Void" interview with Jim Cohn  
    Saul Williams: Interview by Scene Missing Magazine  
    David Willis: "Father & Son: Allen Ginsberg and Bob Dylan"  
    Henry David Thoreau: The Transmigration of the Seven Brahmans  

Summer 2009
  Invisible Empires of Beatitude
    The Beats and Beyond: Counterculture Poetry, 1950-1975  
  Golden Bodies
    "The Heart of the Hydrogen Jukebox"-- a film by Miriam Lerner  
    Willie Dixon  
  Pioneer Masters
    Lydia Maria Child  
  Postbeat Era
    Vernon Frazer  
  Postbeat Poets Activist Scholarship Project
    Eliot Katz: Love, War, Fire, Wind: Looking Out from North America's Skull:
A review by Tony Trigilio

Spring 2009


Ali Zarrin
Randy Roark
Ariel Holden
Andy Clausen
Miho Kinnas
Jack Hirschman
Lisa Birman
Marc Olmsted
Peter Cook & Kenny Lerner
Ingrid Swanberg
Prospero Saiz
Ron Rodriguez
Eliot Katz
Carmen Bugan
David Cope
Andre Codrescu
Jim Cohn
James Ruggia
Raza Ali Hasan
Lesléa Newman
Steve Silberman
Sarah Peters
Rob Geisen
Peter Marti
Suzi Kaplan Olmsted
Genevieve Legacy
Thomas R. Peters, Jr.
Katie Yates
Sam Abrams
Timothy Weigand
Dan Munoz
Sky Smith
Brendan Kirk
Kevin Hayes
Jeff Poniewaz

  Eileen Myles
    "My Intergeneration"  
  Postbeat Era
    Michael Wojczuk  
    M.L. Liebler  
  Old Globe Masterminds
    Shelomo Ibn Gabirol  
    Khushhal Khan Khattak  
    Rahman Baba  
  20th Century International Bards
    George Trakl  
    Salah 'Abd al-Sabur  
  Today's World Voices
    Barolong Seboni  
    Adam Zagajewski  
    Taha Muhammad Ali  

Winter 08-09
  James Weldon Johnson
    "Preface to The Book of American Negro Poetry"  
  Dick Higgins
    "Statement on Intermedia"  
  Poets & Painters
    Artists and Poets at a Table Ragamala Painting
    Artists & Poets of the New York School Rebel Painters and Poets of the 1950s
    William Blake School of Literati Painting
    Dante Wallace Stevens
    Horace Surrealists Writers
    Lu Chi The Long Conversation Between Painting and Poetry
    J.D. McClatchy The Poet Speaks of Art
    Persian Miniature Painting Phillis Wheatley
    Marjorie Perloff Cubism
    Kenneth Rexroth Blast No.1, edited by Wyndham Lewis
    1913 Armory Show William Carlos Williams & Juan Gris
    ALA: Frequently Challenged Books James Laughlin: New Directions
    Donald Allen: Grey Fox Press John Martin: Black Sparrow Press
    Laurence Ferlinghetti: City Lights Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer Trial
    Allen Ginsberg's Howl Trial James R. Osgood: Osgood and Company
    Sam Hamill: Copper Canyon Press Osgood and Company: Leaves of Grass Censored
    Dick Higgins: Something Else Press Barney Rossett: Grove Press
    Allan Kornblum: Coffee House Press Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan: The Paris Review
  African American Poezee
    James Weldon Johnson  
    Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten Holland-Dozier-Holland
    Mooka Swan Silvertones
    Dixie Hummingbirds  
  Audio Exhibit
    Mooka Rennick: Prairie Sun Recording Studio  
  Middle Eastern American Poets
    Remi Kanazi  
  Asian/Pacific American Verse Beings
    Kyi May Kaung  
  Today's World Voices
    The AccoLade  
  EuroAmerican Shapeshifters
    Dick Higgins  
  Invisible Empires of Beatitude
    Allen Ginsberg at Brooklyn College: Diversity Poetics Materials  
  Postbeat Era
    David Cope: The Making of Two Poems  

Summer/Fall 2008

  Spoken Word Music
    Rudy Ray Moore  
  Digital Vistas
    Ada Lovelace  
  Audio Exhibit
    Theme Time Radio Hour  
  20th Century International Bards
    Sargon Boulus Gertrude Kolmar
    Hilde Domin Ingeborg Bachmann
    Nicanor Parra Ilse Aichinger
    Tamura Ryuichi Siamanto
    Natalya Gorbanevskaya Wislawa Szymborska
    Nina Cassian Fadwa Tuqan
    Nelly Sachs Don Mattera
    Breyten Breytenbach Utpal Kumar Basu
    Malay Roy Choudhury Haj Gora Haji
    Natan Zach Kamala Das
    Primo Levi Dambudzo Marechera
  Today's World Voices
    Shi Tao Layla Anwar
    Meena Alexander Bai Hua
    Carmen Boullosa Aku Wuwu
    Patti Smith Partaw Naderi
    Saul Williams Nancy Morejon
    Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi Amal Nawwar
    Kajal Ahmad Adnan Al-Sayegh
    Anne Waldman Joumana Haddad
    Marco Pogacar Daisy Zamora
    Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill Elvia Ardalani
    Irina Ratushinskaya Irena Klepfisz
    Peter Cook/Kenny Learner Chirikuré Chirikuré
    Ben Okri Hassan El Ouazzani
    Amal al-Jubouri Galsan Tschinag
    Ling Yu Gert Vlok Nel
    Raza Ali Hasan Linh Dinh
  Postbeat Era
    Steve Silberman  
  Middle Eastern American Poets
    Camelia Entekhabifard  
    Roya Hakakian  
    Wali Shaaker  
  Invisible Empires of Beatitude
    Fred McDarrah  
  Postbeat Era Video Archive
    Sharon Mesmer  
    Martin Espada  
    Wang Ping  
    Saul Williams  
    Dunya Mikhail  
    Bob Holman  


Anne Waldman
Randy Roark
Janine Pommy Vega
Wanda Coleman
Ananda Gayatri
Donna Sewell
Marc Olmsted
Sharon Mesmer
Bob Rixon
Nancy Mercado
Eliot Katz
Vivian Demuth
David Cope
Melissa Wray
Jim Cohn
Ingrid Swanberg
Dave Roskos
Shira Segal
Cliff Fyman
Wang Ping
Peter Marti
Akilah Oliver
Genevieve Legacy
Kevin Hayes
Katie Yates
Sam Abrams

Winter/Spring 2008

  Photo Archive
    Lois Bialosky  
  Digital Vistas
    Ed Bowes  
    Albert Hofmann  
    Timothy Leary  
    Illicit Drugs  
  Audio Exhibit
  Native American Words Between Worlds
    Black Elk  
    John Neihardt  
    N. Scott Momady  
    Cheryl Savageau  
    Elise Paschen  
    Trevino Brings Plenty  
    Kimberly Roppolo  
    Thomas Hubbard  
  Daughters of Stein
    Alicia Ostriker  
    Sharon Olds  
  Middle Eastern American Poets
    Mohja Kahf  
    Lisa Suhair Majaj  
  Latino/a Web Heads
    Jack Agüeros  
    Pedro Pietri  
    Nancy Mercado  
    Bernice Zamora  
    Laurie Anderson  
    Lou Reed  
    B.B. King  
    Pete Seeger  
    Bruce Springsteen  
    Lesléa Newman  
  Africian American Poezee
    Thylias Moss  
    Maya Angelou  
    Rita Dove  
    Cornelius Eady  
    Thomas Sayers Ellis  
    Etheridge Knight  
    Sunni Patterson  
    Lamont Steptoe  
    Lorenzo Thomas  
    Quincy Troupe  
    Alice Walker  
  Asian/Pacific American Verse Beings
    Kimko Hahn  
    Chögyam Trungpa  
    Thich Nhat Hanh  
    Suji Kwock Kim  
    Shirley Geok-lin Lim  
    Nellie Wong  
  Golden Bodies
    Flying Words Project  
    Josh Blue  
    Eddie Swayze  
  Pioneer Masters
    Jupiter Hammon  
  Invisible Empires of Beatitude
    Robert Frank: Pull My Daisy (1959)  
    d.a. levy  
  Postbeat Era
    Wanda Coleman Peter Cook
    Yusef Komunyakaa Miguel Algarín
    Lamont Steptoe Nancy Mercado
    Thomas Sayers Ellis Martín Espada
    Wang Ping Sherwin Bitsui
    Ali Zarrin Sherman Alexie
    Mohja Kahf Cheryl Savageau
    Andy Clausen (Updated) Postbeat Poets
    Eliot Katz (Updated) Sharon Mesmer
    Saul Williams

Fall 2007

  EuroAmerican Shapeshifters
    Kenneth Patchen  
    Blue Neon Alley
    Kerouac’s On the Road: Covers from Around the World
    Cave Painting History of Writing
    Gilgamesh Enheduanna
    Homer Sumangalamata
    Sappho Anyte of Tegea
    Lao Tzu Chuang Tzu
    Ovid Kalidasa
    Ban Zhao Auvaiyar
    Bodidharma The Mu’allaqat
    Khansa Layla al-Akhyaliyyah
    Du Fu Li Bai
    Rabia al Basri Han Shan
    Xue Tao Yu Xuanji
    Yeshe Tsogyal Lady Ise
    Sei Shonagon Beowulf
    Omar Khayyan Akka Mahadevi
    Li Qingzhao Milarepa
    Rumi Dante
    Dogen Mechthild of Magdeburg
    Petrarch Lalla
    Leonor Lopez de Cordoba Geoffrey Chaucer
    Francois Villon Christine de Pizan
    Kabir Mirabai
    John Skelton Joachim du Bellay
    Teresa of Avila Wang Wei
    Basho Lope de Vega
    Miguel de Cervantes Shakespeare
    Ben Jonson Thomas Campion
    John Donne Bulleh Shah
    Olympe de Gouges William Blake
    William Wordsworth Percy Bysshe Shelley
    Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Charles Baudelaire
    Arthur Rimbaud Geronimo
    Black Elk  
    Adonis Jose Marti
    Anna Akhmatova Vladimir Mayakovsky
    Yehuda Amichai Pablo Neruda
    Guillaume Apollinaire Pier Paolo Pasolini
    Antonin Artaud Fernando Pessoa
    Andre Breton Jacques Prevert
    Dino Campana Nizar Qabbani
    Ernesto Cardinal Ai Qing
    Jean Cocteau Rainer Marie Rilke
    Mahmoud Darwish Marina Tsvetaeva
    Robert Desnos Tristan Tzara
    Nazim Hikmet Yevgeny Yevtushenko
    Allama Iqbal Muhummad Iqbal Sargon Boulus
    Federico Garcia Lorca Pierre de Ronsard
Postbeat Era (formerly: eBeats Exhibit)
    Gary Lawless: Gulf of Maine Bookstore Blog (New)  
    Gary Gach (New)  
    Leslea Newman (New)  
    David Cope (Updated)  
    I'm Not There: Fake Dylan Meets Fake Ginsberg (New)  
  Grene (New)
    Native American Religions Chief Seattle
    Black Elk Brook Farm
    Henry David Thoreau John Muir
    Evolution of the Conservation Movement Ernst Haeckel
    Rosalie Edge Robinson Jeffers
    Aldo Leopold Gary Snyder
    Wendell Berry Smokey Bear
    Scott Russell Sanders Peter Matthiessen
    Mary Hunter Austin Gary Nabhan
    Marjory Stoneman Douglas Leslie Marmon Silko
    Rachel Carson E.F. Schumacher
    Edward Abbey Arne Naess
    Barry Holstun Lopez Allen Ginsberg
    Gregory Corso Green Party History
    Lois M. Gibbs Nanao Sakaki
    Terry Tempest Williams Antler
    Gretel Ehrlich Green For All
    Federal Register Environmental Documents Environmental Justice/Environmental Racism
    Linda Hogan  
  Tests (Updated)
    Ginsberg & Cassady: Paranoid  
  Troubadours (Updated)
    Gertrude “Ma” Rainey Tribute Joni Mitchell: “For Free”
    Billy Holiday: “Strange Fruit” Jimi Hendrix: “Like A Rolling Stone”
    Muddy Waters: “Rollin’ Stone” Rolling Stones: “Street Fighting Man”
    Elizabeth Cotten: “Freight Train” John Lennon: “Give Peace A Chance”
    Stevie Wonder: “Happy Birthday” Neil Young: “Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World”
    James Brown: “Say It Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud” Prince: “Purple Rain” (Superbowl 2007)
  African American Poezee (Updated)
    Last Poets  
    Watts Writers Workshop  
    Kamau Daaood  

Summer 2007


Asian/Pacific American Verse Beings
     Yoko Ono (New)

Postbeat Era

     Tom Peters (New)

Invisible Empires of Beatitude
     Jonas Mekas (New)

     Child Ballads (New)

Native American Words Between Worlds

Sherwin Bitsui (New)
Allison Hedge Coke (New)


After several years of dormancy, we restructured the Best Minds division of MAP. Taking advantage of internet video media sources, we're offering poetry film rarities featuring performances from diverse Beat Generation and Postbeat Era poet communities.

Beat Generation
     Amiri Baraka
     William Burroughs
     Gregory Corso
     Diane di Prima
     Lawrence Ferlinghetti
     Allen Ginsberg
     Jack Hirschman
     Ted Joans
     Jack Kerouac
     Joanne Kyger
     Jonas Mekas
     Kenneth Rexroth
     Gary Snyder

Postbeat Era

     Sherman Alexie
     Ted Berrigan
     Andy Clausen
     Andrei Codrescu
     Jim Cohn
     Jack Collum
     Peter Cook
     David Cope
     Lucille Clifton
     Robert Creeley
     Victor Hernandez Cruz
     Bob Dylan
     Joy Harjo
     Anselm Hollow
     Eliot Katz
     Eileen Myles
     Frank O'Hara
     Akilah Oliver
     Ron Padgett
     Tom Peters
     Ishmael Reed
     Ed Sanders
     Patti Smith
     Eleni Sikelianos
     Steven Taylor
     Lorenzo Thomas
     Anne Waldman


Anne Waldman
Andy Clausen
Sam Abrams
Jeff Poniewaz
Eliot Katz
Eileen Myles
Jim Cohn
Ruxandra Cesereanu
David Cope
Martin Espada
Andrei Codrescu
Marc Olmsted
Ananda Surya
Kevin Hayes
Nancy Flynn
Shira Segal
Bob Rixon
Lisa McCool
Tom Peters
Melissa Wray
Wang Ping
Randy Roark
Suzi Kaplan Olmsted
Peter Marti

Spring 2007

MAP homepage

Anne Waldman reads “Makeup on Empty Space”


Middle Eastern American Poets (formerly Arab-American Poets)

Please note the url for this renamed exhibit has been changed to

     Ali Zarrin (New)

Postbeat Era

     Jim Cohn ( Additions to JC's site)  
     Vivian Demuth (New)
     Pathpoesia Prayer Flag Project (New)

Invisible Empires of Beatitude

     Allen Ginsberg Doodles and Drawings (Addition to the gallery)
     Allen Ginsberg: Big Beat Bibliography (New)

     Tom Pacheco (New)

Golden Bodies
     Kevin Kling (New)

The Sexuals
     Sex & the Umma (New)