Last Word festival looks back at legendary 1960s poetry 'incarnation' at Albert Hall

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of a legendary poetry event - the First International Poetry Incarnation on 11 June 1965 that saw over 7,000 people pack the Royal Albert Hall to witness Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Adrian Mitchell, Michael Horovitz, Gregory Corso and many others appear at what has been subsequently described as “the birth of performance poetry”. Writing about it afterwards, the poet and novelist...

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