Tuesday, February 28, 2012

News at Eleven: The huge 1960s wave of poetry readings--

by everyone, everywhere--was not discernible on the horizon, so younger poets met each other at a relatively small number of venues where the famous or notorious performed their work. Peter Porter was there on the night Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso gave their first London reading--I believe--at the humanists' Contemporary Poetry and Music Circle just off High Street Kensington in 1957. But Martin Bell and Peter Redgrove were on the same platform, so they were making their mark.

from The Times Literary Supplement: Alan Brownjohn remembers Peter Porter


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