MayDay

Allen Ginsberg reads “Kral Majales” – video footage by Brian Zegeer (“King of May”)

May DayKral Majales (King of May)! – It’s the day when we remember Allen Ginsberg was elected King of May in Prague in 1965 in then Soviet-run Czechoslovakia

“…And I am the King of May, which is the power of sexual youth,
and I am the King of May, which is long hair of Adam and Beard of my
own body
and I am the King of May, which is Kral Majales in the Czechoslovakian
tongue,
and I am the King of May, which is old Human poesy, and 100,000 people
chose my name…”

Beat scholar, Josef Rauvolf remembers and reflects on the day

Check out our 2015 posting on the 50th anniversary of that occasion here

May Day poster (1999)  – Eric Drooker

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