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Allen Ginsberg
At Reed College: The First Recorded Reading Of Howl & Other Poems

Allen Ginsberg - At Reed College: The First Recorded Reading Of Howl & Other Poems

Allen Ginsberg had traveled to Reed College in Portland, Oregon, with Gary Snyder to give a series of readings. Snyder and Philip Whalen had been students at Reed and had studied under the legendary calligrapher Lloyd Reynolds. Other attendees of Reed have included Steve Jobs, James Beard, Barry Hansen (Dr. Demento), Barbara Ehrenreich, Ry Cooder, Mary Barnard, Arlene Blum, and Max Gordon (founder of the Village Vanguard jazz club in NYC). On February 13 and 14, 1956, Snyder and Ginsberg read at Reed, with the Valentine’s Day performance recorded then forgotten about until author John Suiter, researching Snyder at Reed’s Hauser Memorial Library, found the tape in a box in 2007.

TAGS: Live | Spoken Word

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"A Supermarket In California"

TRACK LISTING

  1. 1. Epithalamion (Later Published As Love Poem On Theme By Whitman)
  2. 2. Wild Orphan
  3. 3. Over Kansas
  4. 4. A Dream Record
  5. 5. Blessed Be The Muses
  6. 6. A Supermarket In California
  7. 7. The Trembling Of The Veil (Later Titled Transcription Of Organ Music)
  8. 8. Introduction
  9. 9. Howl
  10. 10. Line Pick Up
  11. 11. Howl (Part II)

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