Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

The Whole Shot: Collected Interviews with Gregory Corso
Rick Schober

£11.99

Thirteen interviews with Beat Generation poet Gregory Corso (1930-2001) that span the most productive years of his career: from 1955, when his first collection of poems was published, to 1982, the year following the publication of his last book of all new poetry. Foreword by Dick Brukenfeld, publisher of Corso’s The Vestal Lady on Brattle and Other Poems (1955), that recounts the poet’s early days in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and as a “stowaway” on the Harvard University campus.

Compiled by Rick Schober.

Paperback, 204pp
Tough Poets Press, 2015
ISBN 9780692427132

Biography

GREGORY CORSO was born in New York City in 1930. In 1956, he moved to the West Coast where he contributed to the extraordinary artistic ferment of the era, becoming a central figure in the emerging Beat Generation literary movement. Since 1961, he has alternated travel and residence in Europe and New York with teaching residencies. He has published seven previous book sin the U.S. since 1955.