Passwords: Carol Muske-Dukes on the Beats
Poet and novelist Carol Muske-Dukes offers insights on the Beat poets, with a discussion of the work of Diane di Prima, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Gary Snyder and Philip Whalen.
Carol Muske-Dukes is a professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Southern California. Her books of poetry include Twin Cities (2011), Sparrow (2003), which was a National Book Award finalist, and An Octave Above Thunder (1997). She is also the author of two collections of essays and four novels. She is the former poet laureate of California and the past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship, and six Pushcart Prizes.