Category: poet

twixnmix:

Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith photographed by

Norman Seeff, 1969.

Patti Smith

and Robert Mapplethorpe on their fire escape at West 23rd Street

in NYC, 1971.

Photos by Gerard Malanga

twixnmix:

Keith Haring, William S. Burroughs

and

John Giorno in Lawrence, Kansas, 1987.

In September of 1987 a group of visionary poets, artists, and performers representative of the cultural and literary movement known as the Beat Generation gathered in Lawrence, Kansas for a week-long literary festival of readings and diverse activities.

Maya Angelou, Alex Haley and

Levar Burton

on set of the ABC-TV miniseries Roots (1977) 

Maya Angelou plays Yaisa, the grandmother of Kunta Kinte, played by Levar Burton.

Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith photographed by

Norman Seeff, 1969.

Keith Haring and Allen Ginsberg in Lawrence, Kansas on September 11, 1987.

Artist and social activist Keith Haring draws on the sidewalk of Seventh Street in downtown Lawrence during the River City Reunion, which took place Sept. 7-13, 1987. The event brought together beat generation writers, punk bands and social activists.

Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee photographed by Carl Van Vechten on November 15, 1961.

Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe photographed by Kate Simon, 1977.

twixnmix:

Keith Haring, William S. Burroughs

and

John Giorno in Lawrence, Kansas, 1987.

In September of 1987 a group of visionary poets, artists, and performers representative of the cultural and literary movement known as the Beat Generation gathered in Lawrence, Kansas for a week-long literary festival of readings and diverse activities.