Eternal graffiti: British and American avant-garde poetry

Maughan Library, King's College London

Chancery Lane

From the first stirrings of modernism in the work of TS Eliot and Ezra Pound to the proliferation of poetic styles and practices at the century’s end, the exhibition showcases the depth and range of material held in our special collections and archives. Highlights include correspondence from Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, first editions of works by Ezra Pound, TS Eliot, and H.D., signed copies by William S Burroughs and Michael McClure, and rare publications by Gary Snyder and Amiri Baraka. Subjects and movements represented include the Beats, the Black Arts movement, small presses and periodicals, the British Poetry Revival of the 1970s and concrete poetry.

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Upcoming event dates:

  • Monday 9th September 2019 - Saturday 14th December 2019 09:30 - 17:00


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