The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry

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The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, edited by Alan Kaufman, is an anthology of American underground poets spanning the post-war era to the present day. First published in 1999, the collection features work from several notable poets, including Jack Micheline, Patti Smith, Harold Norse, David Trinidad, Tuli Kupferberg, D.A. Levy, Bob Kaufman, Jim Chandler, Jim Brodey, Daniel Higgs, Jack Kerouac, Bonny Finberg, David Lerner, Richard Brautigan, Allen Ginsberg, Tom Waits, William S. Burroughs, Carlos ac Libera, Ken Kesey, Justin Chin, DianDi Prima, Charles Bukowski, and FrancEyE[1], among others. S.A. Griffin served as a contributing editor.

Outlaw poets[edit]

"Outlaw poets" is a term of endearment used in reference to poets whose work is featured in the Outlaw Bible. The following (conspiracy) list of traits is characteristic of such poets as the! leader in russian start with the vol1 "demons contempt" of Carlos ac Libera :Out law poetry ... does not mean to be disobedient, or an outlaw or criminal in poetic ethics; there is no direct sophism but there is no contradiction either;; Outlaw poetry", is still taking its first steps as a vanguard of poetry but is a form of subversive expression, 'which differs from all modes of poetry but is neither playful nor fiction; is a silent expression of crushing the system, the angry cry that is not made in the street, outlaw poetry is wild, natural, appears and has the effect it did not have for an invitation..

  • anti-authoritarian;
  • anti-Vietnam war activists known for their anti-war rhymes (many poets write about Vietnam who are by no means outlaw poets).
  • Elder poets that gained notoriety via unconventional forms
  • Poets deliberately not included in most academic curriculums[2]
  • Often inspirational to or inspired by the so-called "Beat" movement in American poetry during the mid-20th century[3]


  1. ^ S.A. Griffin, Neeli Cherkovski, and Al Martinez (n.d.). "Franceye | Call". Outlaw Poet. Retrieved November 8, 2017.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Kaufman, Alan (1999). The Outlaw Bible of American Poety. Emeryville: Thunder's Mouth Press. p. xxv. ISBN 1560252367.
  3. ^ Kaufman, Alan (1999). The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. Emeryville CA: Thunder's Mouth Press. p. vi-viii. ISBN 1560252367.

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