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"Do You Have a Band?": Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City

Daniel Kane


During the late 1960s, throughout the 1970s, and into the 1980s, New York City poets and musicians played together, published each other, and inspired one another to create groundbreaking art. In "Do You Have a Band?", Daniel Kane reads deeply across poetry and punk music to capture this compelling exchange and its challenge to the status of the visionary artist, the cultural capital of poetry, and the lines dividing sung lyric from page-bound poem. Kane reveals how the new sounds of proto-punk and punk music found their way into the poetry of the 1960s and 1970s downtown scene, enabling write ... More

Keywords: New York City, Poetry, Punk, Patti Smith, Jim Carroll, Lou Reed, Andy Warhol

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780231162975
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231162975.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Kane, author
University of Sussex