Wholly Communion - 1965
Beat Poets In London, Peter Whitehead's doc film.
'Wholly Communion' is a short Doc - film made in 1965 by British film-maker Peter Whitehead. It was filmed at the Royal Albert Hall, London, and documents a poetry event held on 11 June 1965 called the International Poetry Incarnation. It features poetry readings by Beat poets from the UK and U.S., including Allen Ginsberg, Michael Horovitz , Adrian Mitchell, Gregory Corso & Lawrence Ferlinghetti etc... The event was hosted by everyone's favourite sixties Scottish sometime-situationist beat junkie, Alexander Trocchi, etc..
London, early June, 1965. In town for International Poetry Congress at Royal Albert Hall. Poets sit on steps of Albert Memorial. Top Left: Barbara Rubiin. Back row L-R: Adrian Mitchell, Anselm Hollo, Marcus Field, Michael Horovitz, Ernst Jandl. Front row: Harry Fainlight, Alex Troicchi, Allen Ginsberg, John Esam, Dan Richter.
Tell Me Lie
by Jack Sargeant
International Poetry Incarnation
England! awake! awake! awake!
Jerusalem thy Sister calls!
And now the time returns again:
Our souls exult, & London’s towers
Receive the Lamb of God to dwell
In England’s green & pleasant bowers.
World declaration hot peace shower! Earth’s grass is
free! Cosmic poetry Visitation accidentally happening
carnally! Spontaneous planet-chant Carnival! Mental
Cosmonaut poet epiphany, immaculate supranational
Skullbody love-congress Annunciation,
duende concordium, effendi tovarisch Illumination,
Now! Sigmatic New Departures Residu of Better
Books & Moving Times in obscenely New Directions!
Soul revolution City Lights Olympian lamb-blast!
Castalia centrum new consciousness hungry
generation Movement roundhouse 42 beat
You are not alone!
Miraculous assumption! 0 Sacred Heart invisible
insurrection! Albion! awake! awake! awake! 0
shameless bandwagon! Self evident for real naked
come the Words! Global synthesis habitual for this
Eternity! Nobody’s Crazy lmmortals Forever!