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New to Beat, please give me fuel...

Posted to WritersAndGenres

Hi, I am just starting to get into Burroughs and Kerouac and Ginsberg... what are the major works that I need to read to kind of get a good feel for it? On The Road, of course... others?
Also, what IS beat poetry?
Please help me out, I am so thirsty for knowledge!