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Branching Out Milwaukee: Hettie Jones on Beat Poets
The Beats Go On
Sep 27, 2007 | 7:00 pm
Who were the Beat Poets? Why are they “beat” and what does that mean? A look at their work, and the decades of the fifties and sixties in which they wrote, will explain why they remain iconic figures in American poetry. Their writing was shocking to some yet celebrated by others. Contemporary reaction to their poems was vociferous and divided. Today they continue to be notorious, though there is growing interest in their lively, noisy, exciting work. The Beat goes on!
A joint initiative with the Poetry Society of America, Branching Out: Poetry for the 21st Century is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Location Milwaukee Public Library/Centennial Hall 733 N. Eighth Street Milwaukee, WI Sponsored By Poets House
- Sep 27, 2007
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- Branching Out, Readings and Conversations
2007: Hettie Jones on Beat Poets (Full Audio)
Recorded At: Milwaukee Public Library 733 N. Eighth Street Milwaukee WI Recorded On: Thursday, September 27, 2007