Kenneth Rexroth- 'Thou Shalt Not Kill'- Mr. Rexroth Reads His Famed 1953 Poem To Free Form Jazz Accompaniment In 1957

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Rexroth organized and emceed the legendary Six Gallery reading on October 7, 1955, at which Ginsberg introduced the world to “Howl.” Rexroth’s work was composed with attention to musical traditions and he performed his poems with jazz musicians. Nonetheless, Rexroth was not wholly supportive of the dramatic rise in popularity of the so-called “Beat Generation,” and he was distinctly displeased when he became known as the father of the Beats.

By Rich Buckland 03/17/2013 10:28 AM

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  1. George R. MacLarty wrote on 03/06/2018 09:47 AM

    Clearly Ginsberg's inspiration for his poem Howl.

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