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“Untitled.” Photograph by Larry Fink.

 A look at a selection of work from “The Beats,” a collection of Larry Fink’s previously unpublished photographs of the Beats in the 1950s / New Yorker

It’s May Day! Stop working and read Jean Genet

Via the National Women’s History Museum: On this day in 1950, Gwendolyn Brooks became the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, for her collection Annie Allen. Langston Hughes, reviewing the book, said “the people and poems in Gwendolyn Brooks’ book are alive, reaching, and very much of today.”

“I am not in your world.
I’m a dedicated citizen,
I belong to the toolshops.” Some Neruda for May Day!

 

 

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