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City Lights at 60: Kenneth Rexroth Beat Poetry Tribute | SF

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
City Lights Books | 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA

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City Lights at 60: Literary Event Series | SF

San Francisco’s City Lights is perhaps one of the most well known bookstores in the country, if not the world. It was fertile ground for the Beat Generation and continues to serve as the cornerstone of the city’s literary community.

City Lights at 60 is a special series of anniversary events in the bookstore and throughout the city hosted by some of the editors, writers, artists, and friends of City Lights.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Kenneth Rexroth | City Lights at 60: Literary Event Series | SF

Kenneth Rexroth was a poet, translator, essayist, human catalyst and quintessential influence upon the Beats and the world of American letters. Though he did not consider himself a Beat, the Beat Generation holds him in great esteem.

This evening will be a discussion with readings from selected excerpts of his work from three writers and poets who know him best including Ken Knabb, David Meltzer, and Kim Stanley Robinson. 

Rexroth was a central figure in the San Francisco Literary Renaissance and through his salons and influential radio show, he created a synthesis of ideas covering politics, literature, cultural studies, and much much more. He acted as the Master of Ceremonies at the legendary 6 Gallery Reading of Howl.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: History, Literature, San Francisco
Address: 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA