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Poets of the Non-Existent City: Los Angeles in the McCarthy Era

Poets of the Non-Existent City book cover

On View November 4 through December 10, 2005

An exhibition of archival material relating to The California Quarterly and Coastlines, the leading literary publications of 1950s Los Angeles, representing more than a decade of poetry and graphic arts in the city during the anti-Communist investigations of Senator Joseph McCarthy in Hollywood. Poetry and prose by Allen Ginsberg, Alvaro Cardona-Hine, Charles Bukowski, Edwin Rolfe, Henry Coulette, Kenneth Rexroth, Thomas McGrath, Naomi Replansky, and Don Gordon will be included as well as a sampling of drawings and photographs. This show will present the work of an important, if often overlooked, community in Post-War American poetry.

Date and Time: 
Friday, November 4, 2005 (All day) to Saturday, December 10, 2005 (All day)