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The Vestal Lady on Brattle and Other Poems by Gregory Corso
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Apr 25, 12

Read in April, 2012

In this first book of poetry by the great beat poet Gregory Corso, we see some wonderful work from an artist who is just getting started. My personal favourites are 'Coney Island' (even though Corso himself was not a huge fan of this poem!), 'King Crow' (which has a wonderful internal meter to it and which features the crow onomatopoeia of 'skeeack!' which crops up in some of Kerouac's work too - a thought: who is copying who here?) and 'In the Early Morning' (which contains very intense, vivid imagery).
I managed to pick up a copy of the original edition (quite rare and hard to find) but for even better value, I recommend the version of Gasoline which also features The Vestal Lady on Brattle and Other Poems, published by City Lights Bookstore. Highly recommended for fans of beat literature.
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