Poets of the Non-Existent City: Los Angeles in the McCarthy Era
On View November 4 through December 10, 2005
An exhibition of archival material relating to The California Quarterly and Coastlines, the leading literary publications of 1950s Los Angeles, representing more than a decade of poetry and graphic arts in the city during the anti-Communist investigations of Senator Joseph McCarthy in Hollywood. Poetry and prose by Allen Ginsberg, Alvaro Cardona-Hine, Charles Bukowski, Edwin Rolfe, Henry Coulette, Kenneth Rexroth, Thomas McGrath, Naomi Replansky, and Don Gordon will be included as well as a sampling of drawings and photographs. This show will present the work of an important, if often overlooked, community in Post-War American poetry.