The Poetry Garden

The Poetry Garden (HM10NV)

Location: Berkeley, CA 94709 Alameda County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 52.622', W 122° 16.275'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 158 views
Inscription

Berkeley Garden

This garden honors Berkeley's many innovative poets, poetry presses and publications, and their creative legacy. It was dedicated in 1999 on the second anniversary of "Beat" poet Allen Ginsberg's death. Through their writings, the nonconformist Beat poets sought liberation from traditional social, political, artistic, and personal conventions. Ginsberg lived across the street in a now-demolished house at 1624 Milvia Street while writing, among other poems, parts on his once-banned work Howl!. Poet Gary Snyder also stayed there. "Beat Generation" writer Jack Kerouac lived for a time in a "rose-covered cottage" on Berkeley Way, and poet Robert Duncan also lived in this neighborhood during the 1950s.

The creation of the garden was a joint effort of students, teachers, and parents from Berkeley Arts Magnet at Whittier School together with neighbors and the City of Berkeley.
Details
HM NumberHM10NV
Tags
Year Placed2009
Placed ByBerkeley Historical Plaque Project
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 9:54pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 564089 N 4192422
Decimal Degrees37.87703333, -122.27125000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 52.622', W 122° 16.275'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 52' 37.32" N, 122° 16' 16.50" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)510
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1627-1699 Milvia St, Berkeley CA 94709, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?