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Clive Matson

Clive Matson arrived on the Lower East Side of New York City in 1960, a fresh-faced adolescent with a blank notebook under his arm. He quickly fell in with the Beat Generation his first event was a reading at the Tenth Street Coffeehouse, where he met Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, and Diane di Prima. "The atmosphere was stunning. People were aware that new ground was opening every day, and most of the Beat luminaries were in that one small caf." Matson had already traveled a long way from the...See more