Beat & Beyond: A Conversation w/ Len Chandler, David Henderson, & Steve Cannon

Jun
07
Tue, 07 June 2016 // 05:00 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

A conversation about the role of African-Americans in the Beat movement, with musician Len Chandler, poet David Henderson, and A Gathering of the Tribes' Steve Cannon.

A discussion about the role of African-Americans in the Beat movement, and poets associated with Umbra, a collective of young black writers founded on the Lower East Side in 1962—revealing the struggle to establish a literature distinct from, and sometimes at odds with, the prevailing white literary establishment.

FREE • All-ages • 4:45pm doors