Did you know that Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac performed in a poetry reading at Alpha Delt in the early ’60s? Seriously. I didn’t. This took place, I’m told, as part of “Dirty River Day,” during which “students would race makeshift boats on a nearby river and the women from nearby colleges would drive into town in troves.” For more on “Dirty River Day” and other crayzay nuggets of Alpha Delt history, click here.
Anyway: this week’s Speak Your Piece episode is a tribute to the Beat Generation. SWEEET. More from Dan Levine ’11:
This week Speak Your Piece brings you a Beat Generation Edition, featuring poems and music recorded live at an incredible event hosted by WeSlam and Alpha Delt on February 17. Poets read along to live, improvised accompaniment in front of an energetic crowd. This episode features poems by Camara Awkward-Rich ’11, Aaron McAuliffe, Simone Moore ’11, Ryan Rodger ’11, Teju Adisa-Farrar ’13, and Morgan Hill ’14, along with music by Nate Mondschein ’12, Myles Potters ’12, Owen Callahan ’12, Sam Friedman ’13, and Ryan Rodger ’11.