Collection Number: PS614 .P73

Collection Title: Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000

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Size 44 items.
Abstract Bill Morgan (1949- ), bibliographer of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg, collector of material by, about, and related to Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, assembled these items. The collection is posters, programs, and annoucements (broadsides, clippings, etc.) of poetry readings, film and theatrical shows, exhibits, book annoucements, and other events relating to various Beats. Some are from newspapers and periodicals; some are photocopies.
Creator Morgan, Bill, 1949-
Language English
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[Identification of item], in Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements (#PS614 .P73), Rare Book Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Received from Bill Morgan.
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Bill Morgan (1949- ), bibliographer of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg, collector of material by, about, and related to Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, assembled these items.

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The collection is posters, programs, and annoucements (broadsides, clippings, etc.) of poetry readings, film and theatrical shows, exhibits, book annoucements, and other events relating to various Beats. Some are from newspapers and periodicals; some are photocopies.

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44 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Item 1

Poetry reading: Steve Raven, Alice Notley, Merrill Gilfillan. Wed., Oct. 14, [1964?], St. Mark's Church (flyer) (3 c.) #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 1

Item 2

Readings by young poets in the vanguard tradition / New School for Social Research (small poster) #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 2

Item 3

Poets' follies of 1958 / Seven Arts Center at Fugazi Hall, with: Bay Area Beat Happenings, 1996 (on verso) (small poster) #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 3

Item 4

1998 Arkansas celebration of the arts in poetry / with Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Lucinda Williams, Marc Smith (poster) #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 4

Item 5

Poetry readings (Naropa Institute, June-Aug., 1978(?) featuring Ed Dorn, Michael Brownstein, Margaret Kearney, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, Joanne Kyger, Ed Sanders, Dick Gallup, William Burroughs, Gregory Corso, William Burroughs, Jr., Michael McClure, Clark Coolidge, Anne Waldman, Philip Whalen, Larry Fagin, and Jack Collom (poster) #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 5

Item 6

Allen Ginsberg : Poetry reading / Mills College Concert Hall, Sat., April 4, 1970. (small poster) #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 6

Item 7

McGovern vs. Nixon Presidentiad: Anti-robot-war election inspirational poetry competition!!! Nov. 4, [1972] (small poster) #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 7

Item 8

Bibliography: Beat generation. Exhibit at the De Young Museum, 1974. Selected works: Di Prima, Diane; Duncan, Robert; Everson, William; Ferlinghetti, Lawrence; Ginsberg, Allen; Kaufman, Bob; Meltzer, David; McClure, Michael; Norse, Harold; Snyder, Gary; Welch, Lew; Whalen, Philip (handout to accompany an exhibit) #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 8

Item 9

Anthology Film Archives, Sept., 1996-lists 1. World premiere: Allen Ginsberg sings with harmonica (photocopy of flyer) #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 9

Item 10

Continental traveler: Music and entertainment section (2 p.) Notice of film: Dancing in the street with annotations by Allen Ginsberg (photocopy) #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 10

Item 11

A: Rivista anarchica, no. 174 (giugno-luglio, 1990). Brief mention of Ferlinghetti on p. 49. #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 11

Item 12

The third mind / Ray Manzarek, Michael McClure. Noe Valley Ministry, April 8,? (poster) #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 12

Item 13

Jabberwock Sunday, Oct. 30th / Freewheelin', McClure, Montana. Autographed by Michael McClure (flyer) #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 13

Item 14

SEBDI presents: Michael McClure, George Montana, Freewheeelin'Frank. Moe's Books, Sun., Jan. 15, Tues., Jan. 17. Autographed by Michael McClure (poster) #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 14

Item 15

The Experimental Cinema Group is sponsoring an evening of the coolest sounds of modern American poetry presented by Jonathan Williams, Wed., May 15 UMC Forum Room. Also printed on announcement: In and out of books / by Harvey Breit. Autographed by Michael McClure (flyer) #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 15

Item 16

Advertisement for Summer 97 Exhibition: The 1960's and beyond (July 9-Aug. 30, 1997) / Great Modern Pictures. Page 48 detached from Time Out New York, no. 98 (Aug. 7-14, 1997) #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 16

Item 17

Advertisement for RAW: Readers and Writers Festival with picture featuring Allen Ginsberg in: Take this: Soho Arts Festival[96] brochure (program) Marked with a postit. #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 17

Item 18

Announcement of a reading by Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Ed Sanders, 10/5/99 at the Poetry Project, St. Mark's (detached from New York, Oct. 11, 1999) #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 18

Item 19

"From the paparazzi to Picasso". Notice of three photography exhibits, including one of Allen Ginsberg's photographs at the Tibor de Nagy gallery (photocopied from: The New York times, p. H89 (Sept. 7, 1997) #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 19

Item 20

"Those American sounds" Notice of the opening of the exhibition of Allen Ginsberg's photographs at the Tibor de Nagy gallery (photocopied from: The New York times, Styles section, Sept. 10, 1995) #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 20

Item 21

"A glimpse of the Beat generation" Announcement of an exhibit of Larry Keenan photographs at Great Modern Pictures (clipped from: New York times, p. CY11, Sept 8, 1996) #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 21

Item 22

"Reed reads, Ginsberg rings, Galas howls, in a night of Poe, at St. Ann's" (detached from the New Yorker, Oct.. 1995?) Note at top signed: at. #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 22

Item 23

"The Beats go on." Notice of the Oct. 5, 1996 opening of Beat Culture and the New America: 1950-1965 at the De Young Museum (detached from: Where San Francisco, Oct., 1996) #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 23

Item 24

"Allen Ginsberg: America's greatest living poet ..." Advertisement for performances at The Knitting Factory, May 4-11, 1995? (photcopied from: Voice Choice, May 3-9) #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 24

Item 25

See, hear, feel, smell and taste your freedom / Allen Ginsberg, Barry Melton, Michael McClure and the Sufi Choir (small poster advertising a performance Thurs., May 31 benefit for Timothy Leary during his imprisonment in Folsom Prison) Autographed by Michael McClure. #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 25

Item 26

Listing for Kerouac, Reena Heenan's musical about his life (detached from: Voice choices, June 10, 1997) #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 26

Item 27

Allen Ginsberg is alive and well in Kerouac ... (advertisement for Kerouac the musical detached from the Village Voice, July 15, 1997) #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 27

Item 28

Cambridge Poetry Festival (detached from Wordrow, no. 5, June, 1979) Mentions Allen Ginsberg with photo. Listed in Morgan J2716. #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 28

Item 29

The Magic Theatre presents Michael McClure's new play, The cherub (May, 19??) (poster) #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 29

Item 30

Held over! Goethe: Ein Fragment, a new play by Michael McClure (Feb.-March, 1978) (poster) #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 30

Item 31

Library of Congress. Poetry Office. The Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund presents A poetry reading, Monday, April 29 ... by Allen Ginsberg and Ishmael Reed (197?] (single sheet announcement) #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 31

Item 32

Naropa Institute. Historic poetry/prose readings: On the road, the Jack Kerouac Conference. At the UMC Ballroom, University of Colorado, Boulder Campus. Sunday, July 25-Saturday, July 31. Presented by Naropa Institute, Boulder Colorado. Program includes Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Michael McClure, Gregory Corso, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. (July, 1976) (poster) #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 32

Item 33

The Poetry Center of Chicago: Fall 2002. Lawrence Ferlinghetti is on the program for 10/17 (brochure) #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 33

Item 34

Catchword papers .... News! News! [etc.]Announcement of Making it up, a book by Allen Ginsberg, Kenneth Koch, and Ron Padgett. Also announces a special reading at The Poetry Project, May 9, 1979 (single sheet flier) (2 c.) #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 34

Item 35

Poets wake: Kirby Doyle, May 16th, Fri.[2003] List of participants includes Michael McClure, Neeli Cherkovski, Lenore Kandel and many others (single sheet flier) #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 35

Item 36

Victorians, moderns, beats: New in the Berg Collections, 1994-2001 / Berg Collection. Exhibition held April 26-July 27, 2002. Beats section included Kenneth Patchen, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Gary Snyder (20 p.) (brochure) #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 36

Item 37

L.S. Public Relations, Inc. [News release] Staged reading, with live music, of Alfred Leslie's first play: The cedar bar ... on Fri., May 2, 1997 (single sheet flier, 2 p.) David Amram composed the score and performed. #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 37

Item 38

Greenwich Village: the 50's and 60's -- photographs by Fred W. McDarrah. at The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, Sept. 8-Oct. 27, 1990 (trifold brochure) Photographs of many of the beats. #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 38

Item 39

Over the Edge Tapes. "longest running free-form art radio in the world (since 1981) (single sheet flier) The tapes include Kerouac, Burroughs, Bowles, and McClure. #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 39

Item 40

Center happenings: Mar/Apr. '96. Calendar lists "The beat generation: male bonding, gay and straight", Wed., March 27,1996, at the National Museum and Archive of Lesbian and Gay History (4 p.) #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 40

Item 41

Theater for the New City presents: Bohemia on wry, by Richard West, March 9-26, [2000] (clipping) "Two new farces for the beat and off-beat, bor-again beat, virtual beat, hippie and bohemian chic." #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 41

Item 42

Allen Ginsberg: Photographies. Exposition présentée du 31 mars au 29 mai 2000 au Centre national de la photographie (booklet of photocopies) Revue de presse." (photocopies of press reviews) In French. #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 42

Item 43

Announcements of "Beats and other rebel angels" (July 4 1994) and readings by Allen Ginsberg (June 3 1994) in: Poesis (Indian Hills, CO), summer 1994. #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 43

Item 44

Announcement of participation in the distribution of Ah Allen, from Ursus Books, Nov. 24,1998. Invitation to Bill Morgan included. #PS614 .P73, Series: "Poetry Readings, Film and Theatrical Shows, Exhibitions, Book Announcements, and Other Events: Posters, Programs, and Announcements, 1950s-2000." 44

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