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Beatniks

In 1950s New York, Photographer Burt Glinn captures the spirit of the Beatnik generation with iconic images of Jack Kerouac, Leroi Jones, and Gregory Corso at the Seven Arts Café

Burt Glinn

Burt Glinn A quiet moment at the Cock & Bull coffee shop, which is popular with the 'Beat' poets. New York City, USA. 1959. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos
Burt Glinn Writer Jack Kerouac reads at Seven Arts Cafe. New York City, USA. 1959. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos
Burt Glinn Writer Gregory Corso at a Beat party. New York City, USA. 1959. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos
Burt Glinn 'Beat' writer Gregory Corso on a stairway at Seven Arts Cafe. New York City, USA.1959. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos
Burt Glinn Writer Jack Kerouac shows affection to an admirer at Seven Arts Cafe. New York City, USA. 1959. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos
Burt Glinn New York City, USA. 1959. Writer Jack Kerouac at a 'Beat' party. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos
Burt Glinn Writer Jack Kerouac at a 'Beat' party. New York City, USA. 1959. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos
Burt Glinn Leroi Jones, one of the original 'Beat' poets and controversial for his extreme political views, at his home in Newark. Now known as Amiri Baraka, he was named Poet Laureate of New Jersey in 2000 a (...)
Burt Glinn Half Note bar, Jazz hangout for the 'Beat' crowd. The band is standing on top of liquor cabinet. New York City, USA. 1959. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos
Burt Glinn Mimi Margoux on the balcony of an East Village 'Beat' hangout. She describes herself as a dancer, actress, model and follower of 'la Vie Boheme'. New York City, USA. 1959. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos
Burt Glinn Ted Joans reads his poetry at the Bizarre coffee shop. New York City, USA. 1959. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos
Burt Glinn Jack Kerouac and John Rapinic at the Seven Arts Cafe. John is the owner. New York City, USA. 1959. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos
Burt Glinn Beat poet Gregory Corso sits in the window of Alan Ginsberg's East Village apartment. New York City, USA. 1959. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos