“The reading originated after Ed Sanders provided Ginsberg with Miles’ name as manager of Better Books, a connection he followed up on his arrival in London from Prague in May 1965. The impromptu reading, though unannounced, was packed (the audience included Donovan, (who provided the pre-reading entertainment) … Read More
[Ernst Jandl (and Michael Horovitz) at the International Poetry Incarnation at The Royal Albert Hall in London, 1965]
AG: There’s a film actually…
Student (CC): Wholly Communion. Yeah, I’ve seen it. It’s around town
AG: In fact, we might try and get (it).. because the (Ernst) Jandl is on it, the Jandl (collaborative) piece is on it. Nineteen sixty-five..
Student (CC): It is..
AG: … (a) poetry reading in (London’s) Albert Hall. Then…
Student (CC): Wholly Communion – W-H-O-L-L-Y Communion
Student: (There’s another one)
AG: Pardon me?
Student: They had another one, “Poets Against the Bomb”, at the