The Beat Generation  February 17, 2012 - April 17, 2012

Reading and Deliberating


Appropriately for a free speech writers website, I want to create a contest on honor of the "Beatniks." If you aren't' sure who they are (gasp) then search the poems "Howl and other peoms" By Allen Ginsberg and "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac.

The Beats were a rebellious, brazen group of guys who helped diminish the line that had defined what and how a writer should write. They were rebellious, individualistic and honest and I happen to be a huge fan. Another poem to examine is "America" by Allen Ginsberg if not the other two I have recommended above.

Cannot wait to see what this group has inspired within all you creative minds. Have fun!

any questions, just ask.


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18 Contestants
34 Submissions
Created Feb 18, 2012

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  • Any Member can Submit
  • Only Poetry can be Submitted
  • All Genres of Writing can be Submitted
  • Each Contestant May Submit 2 Pieces of Writing
  • Writing may be submitted 2/17/2012 - 4/17/2012
  • Winners will be decided by the Moderator


emily is solely responsible for the content of this contest, including all promised prizes. Take any promises of large monetary awards with a grain of salt. Contact emily if you have any further questions.

Recent Submissions

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