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I Greet You at the Beginning of a Great Career, the Letters of Lawrence Ferlinghetti & Allen Ginsberg

A telegram reading, “I greet you at the beginning of a great career. When do I get the manuscript of Howl?”  began the 42-year correspondence between Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg soon after the famed reading at the Six Gallery, … Continue reading

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Flashback: Bayard Rustin Awarded Medal of Freedom

The Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian award in the United States, in which the White House honors those who have made a major contribution to the security and interest of the U.S. In 2013, President Barack Obama awarded … Continue reading

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Women Writers: Excerpt from “The Book of Jon” by Eleni Sikelianos

From The Book of Jon Dear Dad Dear Father Dear Jon Dear Pop, (This letter is now a part of the story.) It is mostly a quiet Sunday here in New york – the cats (you have never met them) … Continue reading

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THIS IS NOT AN EMAIL: Letters in the Mail from The Rumpus Part 2

I’m the kind of person who checks my physical mail box every day, OCD-style, sorting through ad flyers and bills for my monthly letters from The Rumpus.  Begun in January 2012, The Rumpus’ Letters In The Mail program offers subscribers … Continue reading

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THIS IS NOT AN EMAIL: Letters in the Mail from the Rumpus Part 1

I’m the kind of person who checks my physical mail box every day, OCD-style, sorting through ad flyers and bills for my monthly letters from The Rumpus.  Begun in January 2012, The Rumpus’ Letters In The Mail program offers subscribers … Continue reading

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Black History Month: A Letter from “I Must Resist” by Bayard Rustin

Excerpted from I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin’s Life in Letters Rustin to Beverly White In this philosophical letter to an activist from St. Paul, Minnesota, Rustin makes a careful distinction between nonresistance and nonviolent resistance-the same type of distinction that … Continue reading

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