City Lights at 60: Kenneth Rexroth Beat Poetry Tribute | SF
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City Lights Books | 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA
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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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Categories: History, Literature, San Francisco