River City Reunion

In September of 1987, a group of Beat Generation poets, authors, and performers gathered in Lawrence, Kansas for a week-long literary festival of readings and diverse activities.  The following photographs, a selection of images from the book published 25 years later, document some of the highlights of this event. These photographs stand as a testament to the pre-digital, post-hippie era of the late 1980s and represent a moment in time which, seen from the vantage point of 25 years down the road, poignantly evokes a sense of how things have changed.

River City Reunion Revisited photo book can be purchased here

Keith Haring and Allen Ginsberg
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Jello Biafra and Timothy Leary
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Keith Haring
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Timothy Leary
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Danny Sugerman
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Participant at book signing
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John Giorno
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Allen Ginsberg
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Jello Biafra montage
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Anne Waldman
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Andrei Codrescu
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Marianne Faithfull
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Liberty Hall Auditorium
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Sunflowers placed by Stan Herd
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William Burroughs
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