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by Allen S. Ginsberg,Anne Waldman,William S. Burroughs,Diane Di Prima

eBook First Thought Best Thought: The Art of Spontaneous & Inspired Writing Taught by Four Legendary Mentors of the Craft epub
  • ISBN: 159179188X
  • Author: Allen S. Ginsberg,Anne Waldman,William S. Burroughs,Diane Di Prima
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: History & Criticism
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sounds True; Unabridged edition (August 1, 2004)
  • ePUB size: 1587 kb
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First thought, best thought -that was the phrase that poet Allen Ginsberg used to describe spontaneous and fearless writing-a way of telling the truth that arises from naked and authentic experience. For more than 30 years.

First thought, best thought -that was the phrase that poet Allen Ginsberg used to describe spontaneous and fearless writing-a way of telling the truth that arises from naked and authentic experience.

First thought, best thought-that was the phrase that poet Allen Ginsberg used to describe spontaneous and . First Thought Best Thought: The Art of Spontaneous & Inspired Writing Taught by Four Legendary Mentors of the Craft.

First thought, best thought-that was the phrase that poet Allen Ginsberg used to describe spontaneous and fearless writing-a way of telling the truth that arises.

First thought, best thought -that was the phrase that poet Allen .

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First Thought Best Thought book. First thought, best thought  . This was the phrase that poet Allen Ginsberg used to describe spontaneous and fearless writing, a way of telling the truth that arises from naked and authentic experience. In 1983, Burroughs was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and in 1984 was awarded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by France.

First thought, best thought -that was the phrase that poet Allen Ginsberg used to describe spontaneous and fearless writing-a way of telling the truth that arises from naked and authentic experience

First thought, best thought -that was the phrase that poet Allen Ginsberg used to describe spontaneous and fearless writing-a way of telling the truth that arises from naked and authentic experience. For more than 30 years, groundbreaking teachers such as Ginsberg and his colleagues Anne Waldman, William S. Burroughs, and Diane di Prima at Naropa University have inspired emerging writers to express themselves with unfettered honesty and immediacy

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First thought, best thought. Diane di Prima on how to survive as an artist - preserving your sensibility, creating a supportive artistic community, getting published, self-publishing, and much more.

First Thought Best Thought: The Art of Spontaneous & Inspired Writing Taught by Four Legendary Mentors of the Craft by Allen Ginsberg. Publication: August 2004.

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First thought, best thought"-that was the phrase that poet Allen Ginsberg used to describe spontaneous and fearless writing-a way of "telling the truth" that arises from naked and authentic experience. Burroughs, and Diane di Prima at Naropa University have inspired emerging writers to express themselves with unfettered honesty and immediacy.

GO First Thought Best Thought The Art of Spontaneous & Inspired Writing Taught by Four Legendary Mentors of the Craft (9781591791881) Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, William S. Burroughs, Diane Di Prima

When Ginsberg began his very first lecture to his class that summer, he.

When Ginsberg began his very first lecture to his class that summer, he explained that they would cover the major work of the writers of the Beat Generation and would focus on the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s. Initially his plan was to bring the students up to date on what each poet was doing, concluding with his or her present work. An introductory remark on Burroughs’s earliest writing might expand to include a reading of that work, a discussion of Burroughs’s youth and friends, visionary experiences, and the power and meaning of words themselves.

First thought, best thought"-that was the phrase that poet Allen Ginsberg used to describe spontaneous and fearless writing-a way of "telling the truth" that arises from naked and authentic experience. For more than 30 years, groundbreaking teachers such as Ginsberg and his colleagues Anne Waldman, William S. Burroughs, and Diane di Prima at Naropa University have inspired emerging writers to express themselves with unfettered honesty and immediacy. Now, with First Thought Best Thought, the first-ever release from Naropa's treasured audio archive, you are invited to learn with these literary mentors face-to-face as they share the secrets of their craft.
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Gamba
I've been having an ongoing flirtation with the "Beat Generation" this year, having read Diane Di Prima, Anne Waldman, William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, among others. When I stumbled across this set of audio CD's, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. To hear these giants of their generation reading their own works was a dream come true.

The title "First Thought, Best Thought" was the phrase that poet Allen Ginsberg used to describe spontaneous and fearless writing--a way of "telling the truth" that arises from naked and authentic experience.

Here's the gist of the CD's:

*William S. Burroughs teaching his breakthrough methods for generating fresh writing--including "the cut-up method," chance operations, and dreamwork.

*Diane di Prima on how to survive as an artist: preserving your sensibility, creating a supportive artistic community, getting published, self-publishing, and much more.

*Allen Ginsberg exploring every stage of poetic activity--from inspiration, to composition, to revision, to performing your poetry in public.

*Anne Waldman on the elements of the poet's craft--from the raw material of the words themselves to the many aspects of the poem in performance.

I must say that my own writing practice (after listening to these CD's a few times) has been profoundly enriched for the better. I've decided to publish my own poetry and I'm experimenting with the cut-up method suggested by Burroughs. It's a blast and funny has hell at times.

If you need a giant dose of inspiration and/or encouragement for your writing, then by all means, BUY THIS COLLECTION!

Of course, the Universe being a giant cross-reference, these authors led me to other great books: "Women of the Beat Generation" by Brenda Knight was an eye-opening read about the women of that generation.

Here's a blurb from that book: "In many ways, women of the Beat were cut from the same cloth as the men: fearless, angry, high risk, too smart, restless, highly irregular. They took chances, make mistakes, made poetry, made love, made history. Women of the Beat weren't afraid to get dirty. They were compassionate, careless, charismatic, marching to a different drummer, out of step. Muses who birthed a poetry so raw and new and full of power that it changed the world. Writers whose words weave spells, whose stories bind, whose vision blinds. Artists for whom curing the disease of art kills."

I'd also recommend, "Fast Speaking Woman" by Anne Waldman and "Memoirs of a Beatnik" by Diane Di Prima. Ms. Waldman got her inspiration for the title poem from the Shaman, Maria Sabina. So, you MUST read about Maria Sabina in this amazing book, "Maria Sabina: Her Life and Chants" by Alvaro Estrada. Here's a taste of one of her chants:

Because I can swim in the immense

Because I can swim in all forms

Because I am the launch woman

Because I am the sacred opposum

Because I am the Lord opposum

I am the woman Book that is beneath the water, says

I am the woman of the populous town, says

I am the shepherdess who is beneath the water, says

I am the woman who shepherds the immense, says

I am a shepherdess and I come with my shepherd, says

Because everything has its origin

And I come going from place to place from the origin . . .

(Alvaro Estrada, "Maria Sabina: her Life and Chants")
lets go baby
For teaching and enjoyment. Wonderful Sharma.
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