45th Anniversary of the International Poetry Incarnation at Royal Albert Hall

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Jed Birmingham on William S. Burroughs Collecting

The 1960s began in Britain exactly forty-five years ago on 11 June 1965. The International Poetry Incarnation at Royal Albert Hall featured Alexander Trocchi, Harry Fainlight, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gregory Corso, Anselm Hollo, Simon Vinkenoog and host of others. The disembodied voice of William Burroughs via tape recording filtered through the hall as well. Here is the program for the event, which was handed out as one entered the hall, and a handbill announcing the reading. It was probably mimeo’d by Bob Cobbing at Better Books.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti read To Fuck Is To Love Again and brought down the house. Fuck You Press printed this poem in a standalone edition. Long Hair and Residu were two little magazines that captured the literary scene on display at Royal Albert Hall. Long Hair reflected the Better Books / Indica Bookshop community and was edited by Barry Miles. Residu was edited by Royal Albert Hall attendee Daniel Richter.

International Poetry Incarnation at Royal Albert Hall, 11 June 1965, Program

Program
International Poetry Incarnation at Royal Albert Hall
11 June 1965


International Poetry Incarnation at Royal Albert Hall, 11 June 1965, Program

Program
International Poetry Incarnation at Royal Albert Hall
11 June 1965


Handbill
International Poetry Incarnation at Royal Albert Hall
11 June 1965


Residu 1, Edited by Barry Miles

Residue
Issue 1


Residu 2, Edited by Barry Miles

Residue
Issue 2


Long Hair little mag

Long Hair


Lawrence Ferlinghetti, To Fuck Is to Love Again

Lawrence Ferlinghetti
To Fuck Is to Love Again


Written by Jed Birmingham and published by RealityStudio on 11 June 2010.

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