View these video previews of John Turnbull’s Birth Of The Cool, with excerpts from Howl, On The Road, The Naked Lunch and other works by beat poets Ginsberg, Kerouac, Burroughs, Ferlinghetti and Corso.

The show’s commercial appeal has been demonstrated to full houses in theatres and Jazz clubs in Australia and Europe. These video shorts are taken from the DVD made during the 2005 Sydney Festival revival run.

Welcome to a slightly random sampling - a tantalising and seductive salute to the lives and wild loves of the Beat Poets.