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The most famous event in San Francisco’s avant-garde literary history was Allen Ginsberg’s reading of “Howl” at the Six Gallery at 3119 Fillmore St. on October 7, 1955. This frantic reading, the later publication by Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s City Lights “Howl and Other Poems” books, and subsequent arrests and obscenity trial launched Ginsberg’s career, put City Lights on the map, and made the Beat movement famous in national scale.
The period reading is commemorated by a raised plaque in front of the site of the long-gone Six Gallery, bearing a bronze bas-relief resembling Ginsberg and the famous opening lines ‘Howl’: ‘I have seen the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterically naked…”