Allen Ginsberg: Snapshot Poetics
Leader of the Beats hailed with tribute.

Liquid-therapy has a soft spot in our heart for Beat events like last year.  This years will be even more vivid.

"Though he died in 1997, Allen Ginsberg -- the genesis of the Beat movement -- lives larger than life through a culture he created and defined. "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving, hysterical, naked," Ginsberg wrote in his 1956 poem 'Howl,' and with those exalted words a new era was born. Ever controversial, the bearded hippy spoke for a generation carving a new path, away from traditional roles and conservative values and into a life of experimentation and self-examination through drugs and the questioning of authority and long-held beliefs. In the '60s, Ginsberg and his pals (the 'Merry Pranksters') were everywhere: extolling the virtues of psychedelics. 

The Mizel Center for Arts and Culture hails Ginsberg's life and cultural accomplishments in photography exhibit (with photos of writers, artists and friends at the heart of the Beat movement), a reading of Ginsberg's work by his colleagues (including Ann Waldman, who helped Ginsberg co-found the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute in Boulder), a film series showcasing the Beat movement and a dramatic Beat tribute performance, followed by a poetry slam." -- Drew Myron

But first we'll checkout the Bull & Bush just across the street.  

6:00 pm
- drinks and reminiscences of Howl 
Bull & Bush Pub & Brewery
4700 Cherry Creek South Drive
Denver, CO 80246

8:00 pm
- Snapshot Poetics: Photographs by Allen Ginsberg - free
Mizel Center for Arts and Culture  
350 South Dahlia
Denver, CO 80246

See you there!

Jim 303/819.0053 cell