Poetry reading. New York City, USA, 1959
40.6 x 50.8 cm
Jason McCoy Gallery, in collaboration with the Burt Glinn Estate and Magnum Photos, is currently exhibiting Burt Glinn: Photographs of the New York Beat Scene, an exhibition of photographs from 1957-1960, curated by Samantha McCoy.
Li-lan is prominently featured in the photograph titled Poetry reading. New York City, USA, where she’s seen attending a poetry reading by Ted Joans at the Bizarre coffee shop.
Li-lan used to attend many poetry readings in Greenwich Village at this time and is featured in many photographs by prominent photographers of the time.
BURT GLINN: PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE NEW YORK BEAT SCENE at Jason McCoy Gallery
September 12 – October 12, 2018
Li-lan also appears in Beat Generation – Glory Days in Greenwich Village by renowned photographer Fred W. McDarrah.
“The audience sitting comfortably on floor cushions as they listen to Stephen Levine, Robert Losada, Albert Xoc, Tuli Kupferberg, and Susan Gorbea read from their poetry, February 22, 1959.”