“Tales of Beatnik Glory”: Boston Hipster Poetry Reading Poster (circa 1955)

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Poets: Joe Dunn, Jack Spicer, Stephen Jonas, John Wieners and Robin Blaser. This was held during Jack Spicer’s brief time in New York and Massachusetts.

Tenderfoots might have expected luminaries such as Kerouac, Ginsberg, etc. The more discerning, no doubt, realize this reading was a rare assembling of poets who would appear in Donald Allen’s new American poetry anthology (1960) that would spark a poetic revolution.


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