Nicola Scholes is writing a PhD on Allen Ginsberg's Maternal Poetics at the University of Queensland. Her article, “Adapting Kali: Allen Ginsberg’s ‘Stotras to Kali Destroyer of Illusions,’” appears in Issue 17 of U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal. Nicola is also the author of a collection of poems, Dear Rose (Small Change Press, 2009).
ArticlesThe difficulty of reading Allen Ginsberg's poetry is a recurring theme in criticism of his work and that of other post-WWII "Beat Generation" writers. "Even when a concerted effort is made to illuminate [Beat] literature," laments Nancy M. Grace, "doing so is difficult: the romance of the Beat life threatens to subsume the project" (812). Of course, the Beat life is...Read more