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beat poets

plural noun
numerous U.S. poets concentrated in California in the 1950s and noted chiefly for their rejection of poetic as well as social conventions, exemplified through experimental, often informal phrasing and diction and formless verse that attempts to capture spontaneity of thought and feeling.
Origin of beat poets
See origin at Beat Generation Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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