Howl!

Today is the 61st anniversary of the first public reading of Allen Ginsburg’s glorious poem “Howl“.

Allen Ginsberg Chronicle negative, No other information on envelope. Holding a copy of Dr. Sax by Jack Kerouac. Taken at City Lights bookstore? oursfmag_ginsberg 06/02/1959

Allen Ginsberg
Chronicle negative, No other information on envelope. Holding a copy of Dr. Sax by Jack Kerouac. Taken at City Lights bookstore?
oursfmag_ginsberg
06/02/1959

The reading on 7th October 1955 was at the Six Gallery in San Francisco, and the other poets reading were a constellation of some of the greatest and inspirational poets of their (or any) generation: Gary Snyder, Philip Lamatia, Philip Whalen, Michael McClure, and Kenneth Roxreth.

What a night that must have been!

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