ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – The newly formed Dead Beat Poets Society will be reading “Howl” by Allen Ginsberg at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the borough library, 100 First Ave.
Published in 1955, “Howl” has been called a groundbreaking masterpiece that changed the course of American poetry. Its use of language and imagery led to the arrest of its publisher in 1956 and an obscenity trial that exonerated Ginsberg and defined “obscenity” for the future.
Copies of the poem are free and available at the library. The discussion is open to the public. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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