Earliest-known recording of Howl online

"In February 1956, during a hitch-hiking trip from Berkeley to the Pacific Northwest with fellow-poet Gary Snyder, Allen Ginsberg gave a poetry reading at Reed College at which he read "Howl" and seven other poems. Ginsberg and Snyder were on campus for two nights, February 13 and 14; the recording unearthed recently in the Reed archives includes Ginsberg's "Howl Part I," the longest section of the poem published six months later by Lawrence Ferlinghetti's City Lights Books with the initial title "Howl for Carl Solomon." The reel-to-reel tape held by Special Collections at Reed's Eric V. Hauser Memorial Library is the earliest-known recording of Ginsberg reading "Howl.""

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Murat Nemet-Nejat said...

Thank you for the tip off.