The Portable Sixties Reader - Edited with an Introduction by Ann Charters Preface
The Sixties: A Chronology
Part One: Struggling to Be Free: The Civil Rights Movement
JAMES BALDWIN - "The Dangerous Road Before Martin Luther King"
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. - "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"
ROSA PARKS - from Rosa Parks: My Story
ANNE MOODY - from Coming of Age in Mississippi
EUDORA WELTY - "Where Is the Voice Coming From?"
CALVIN TRILLIN - "The March"
BOB DYLAN - "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll"
DUDLEY RANDALL - "Ballad of Birmingham"
ROBERT LOWELL - "For the Union Dead"
MALCOLM X - "The Ballot or the Bullet"
ALICE WALKER - "The Civil Rights Movement: What Good Was It?"
CHARLES JOHNSON - from Dreamer
Part Two: End It! And End It Now!: The Anti-Vietnam Movement
THOMAS MERTON - "Original Child Bomb"
SUSAN SONTAG - "What's Happening in America (1966)"
DENISE LEVERTOV - "Life at War"
"Overheard over S. E. Asia"
ROBERT BLY - "The Teeth Mother Naked at Last"
DAVID LANCE GOINES - "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie"
ANN CHARTERS - "How to Maintain a Peaceful Demonstration"
NORMAN MAILER - from The Armies of the Night: "A Confrontation by the River"
ROBERT CHATAIN - from "On the Perimeter"
MICHAEL HERR - from Dispatches
TIM O'BRIEN - "The Man I Killed"
RON KOVIC - from Born on the Fourth of July
JANICE MIRIKITANI - "Attack the Water"
YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA - "Tunnels"
"'You and I Are Disappearing'"
"2527th Birthday of the Buddha"
Part Three: Why Can We Not Begin Anew? The Free Speech Movement and Beyond
DAVE MANDEL - "Battle of Berkeley Talking Blues"
LEE FELSENSTEIN - "Put My Name Down"
RICHARD KAMPF - "Hey Mr. Newsman"
DAN PAIK - "There's a Man Taking Names"
RICHARD SCHMORLEITZ AND DAN PAIK - "I Walked Out in Berkeley"
DAVID LANCE GOINES - from The Free Speech Movement
"The Rules of the Game... When You're Busted"
"Wanted: Hip Cops"
ALLEN GINSBERG - "Demonstration or Spectacle as Example, as Communication - or How to Make a March/Spectacle"
HUNTER THOMPSON - from Hell's Angels: "The Dope Cabala and a Wall of Fire"
KAY BOYLE - "Testament for My Students, 1968-1969"
ANDREW GORDON - "Smoking Dope with Thomas Pynchon: A Sixties Memoir"
DONALD BARTHELME - "The Police Band"
ABBIE HOFFMAN - "Che's Last Letter"
WILLAM S. BURROUGHS - "The Coming of the Purple Better One"
EDWARD SANDERS - "Yeats in the Gas"
Part Four: "I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die": The Counterculture Movement
COUNTRY JOE MCDONALD - "I Feel Like I'm Fixin'-to-Die Rag"
DOUGLAS BLAZEK - "THE little PHENOMENA"
EMMETT GROGAN - from Ringolevio
R. G. DAVIS - "A Minstrel Show or: Civil Rights in a Cracker Barrel"
SALLY TOMLINSON - "Psychedelic Rock Posters: History, Ideas, and Art"
MICHAEL LYDON - "The Rolling Stones - At Play in the Apocalypse"
ROBERT HUNTER - "New Speedway Boogie"
SHERMAN ALEXIE - "Because My Father Always Said He Was the Only Indian Who Saw Jimi Hendrix Play 'The Star-Spangled Banner' at Woodstock"
Part Five: Adrift in the Age of Aquarius: Drugs and the Movement into Inner Space
TIMOTHY LEARY - "Turning On the World"
DIANE DI PRIMA - "The Holidays at Millbrook - 1966"
CARLOS CASTANEDA - from The Teachings of Don Juan
N. SCOTT MOMADAY - from House Made of Dawn
KEN KESEY - "Letters from Mexico"
LENNY BRUCE - "Pills and Shit: The Drug Scene"
JIM CARROLL - from The Basketball Diaries
Part Six: Living in the Revolution: The Beats and Some Other Literary Movements at the Edge
CHARLES OLSON - "The Hustings"
LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI - Letters to Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, and Peter Orlovsky, 1961-1962
ALLEN GINSBERG - "Kral Majales"
DIANE DI PRIMA - "Revolutionary Letters #1, 3, 5, 8"
GARY SNYDER - "Poke Hole Fishing After the March"
MICHAEL MCCLURE - from Ghost Tantras
BOB KAUFMAN - "Grandfather Was Queer, Too"
JOHN CLELLON HOLMES - "Visitor: Jack Kerouac in Old Saybrook"
RICHARD BRAUTIGAN - "The Cleveland Wrecking Yard"
CHARLES BUKOWSKI - from Notes of a Dirty Old Man
Part Seven: Out of the Fire: The Black Arts Movement and the Reshaping of Black Consciousness
LARRY NEAL - "The Black Arts Movement"
DON L. LEE - from Think Black 1965-1967
HAKI R. MADHUBUTI - "Malcolm Spoke/who listened?"
ETHERIDGE KNIGHT - "The Idea of Ancestry"
AL YOUNG - "Conjugal Visits"
"A Dance for Ma Rainey"
NIKKI GIOVANNI - "My Poem"
CAROLYN M. RODGERS - "It Is Deep"
AMIRI BARAKA - "Numbers, Letters"
ISHMAEL REED - "Eldridge Cleaver - Writer"
ALLEN POLITE - "Song"
"Why They Are in Europe?"
["We Knew Our Loneliness and Told It"]
Part Eight: With Our Arms Upraised: The Women's Movement and the Sexual Revolution
BETTY FRIEDAN - from The Feminine Mystique
KATE MILLETT - from Sexual Politics
MURIEL RUKEYSER - "Poem"
SYLVIA PLATH - "Lady Lazarus"
ANNE SEXTON - "The Abortion"
"The Ballad of the Lonely Masturbator"
DENISE LEVERTOV - "About Marriage"
DIANE WAKOSKI - "Belly Dancer"
HETTIE JONES- from How I Became Hettie Jones
VALERIE SOLANAS - from SCUM Manifesto
GLORIA STEINEM - "A New Egalitarian Life Style"
Part Nine: In Defense of the Earth: The Environmental Movement
RACHEL CARSON - from Silent Spring
PETER MATTHIESSEN - from Wildlife in America
DIANE DI PRIMA - "Revolutionary Letter #16"
GARY SNYDER - "What You Should Know to Be a Poet"
"Revolution in the Revolution in the Revolution"
"Smokey the Bear Sutra"
LEW WELCH - "Preface to Hermit Poems, The Bath"
["I Know a Man's Supposed to Have His Hair Cut Short"]
["I Burn Up the Deer in My Body"]
["Step Out onto the Planet"]
"The Song Mt. Tamalpais Sings"
WENDELL BERRY - "To the Unseeable Animal"
EDWARD ABBEY - "The Serpents of Paradise"
N. SCOTT MOMADAY - from The Way to Rainy Mountain
Part Ten: Ten Elegies for the Sixties
for Ernest Hemingway: ARCHIBALD MACLEISH - "Hemingway"
for Marilyn Monroe: MICHAEL MCCLURE - from Ghost Tantras, #39
for John F. Kennedy: ERIC VON SCHMIDT - "Kennedy Blues"
for Sylvia Plath: JOHN BERRYMAN - from The Dream Songs, #172
for Malcolm X: ETHERIDGE KNIGHT - "The Sun Came"
for Martin Luther King, Jr.: DON L. LEE - "Assassination"
for Robert F. Kennedy: LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI - "Assassination Raga"
for Neal Cassady: ALLEN GINSBERG - "On Neal's Ashes"
for Janis Joplin: MARILYN HACKER - "Elegy"
for Jack Kerouac: The Harvard Crimson - "Kerouac, 1922-1969"
Alphabetical List of Authors and Titles