April is poetry month: Call Allen Ginsberg

Posted: April 11, 2015 in *Celebration*, HIGH queer art

As posted on 48 Hills

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as posted by Mark B.

STREET LIT If you’ve seen the above stenciled on various sidewalks around the Bay, and you need a little boost of loose lyricism in your life, give a call won’t you? Alas, you won’t be patched directly through to Beat bard Allen Ginsberg — I don’t think any of us are ready to face the dread possibility of Zombie Ginsberg — but you will get a nice little poem by him read well, lifting you up by the eardrums out of the bland quotidian.

Just call 415-763-6968 now.

Launched by “psychoactive” poet and storyteller Evan Burton and “interactive artist” Zachary McCune, the Call Allen project encourages people to celebrate National Poetry Month — that’s this month, April, the cruellest one — in the most accessible way possible, via their phones.

That the duo have also selected one of the most accessible poets is a way of making poetry seem, in today’s wild and crazy term, “relatable.”

Check it out Need A Lyrical Lift? Better “Call Allen.”

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