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Friday, October 07, 2005

"Howl" and the Six Gallery Reading October 7, 1955 

I have an article in today's Philadelphia Inquirer about the first reading of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" fifty years ago tonight Oct. 7, 1955.

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/editorial/12840028.htm

Here is a paragraph I was sad had to be edited out for space reasons:

The featured poets that evening each have gone on receive acclaim as important writers in what is known as “the New American Poetry.” In addition to Ginsberg, the line-up included Gary Snyder, Michael McClure, Philip Lamantia, and (one of my favorite poets) Philip Whalen. The reading was hosted by none other than the esteemed poet and translator Kenneth Rexroth.

Tom Devaney

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