Poetry Westchester! The Beat Poets: a talk by Hettie Jones

Date and Time: 
April 6, 2008 - 2:00PM
Event Location: 
Mount Pleasant Public Library 350 Bedford Road Pleasantville, NY

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!

Part of Poetry Westchester! , bringing free writing workshops, poetry readings and talks to community libraries throughout Westchester--a county rich in literary history, from Edgar Allan Poe to Washington Irving.

Funded by the Westchester Library System (through the Westchester County Board of Legislators).

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House
Event Type: 
Readings and Conversations
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