William S. Burroughs‘ Naked Lunch was first published in Paris in July 1959. To mark this golden anniversary, the Poetry Project will inaugurate the New York portion of an international series of festivities with a group reading of Burroughs’ masterwork. Join Eric Andersen, John Giorno, Jan Herman, Thurston Moore, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Simon Pettet, Jürgen Ploog, Anne Waldman, Nick Zedd, and more TBA in paying tribute to the book that Allen Ginsberg described as “the endless novel which will drive everybody mad.” There will be a series of Kate Simon’s photographs of WSB digitally projected during break, and a segment of the film Nova Express by Andre Perkowski will be shown as a prelude to the reading. This reading will be hosted by Keith Seward. Visit NL@50.
This event will take place in the Sanctuary.