Berkeley GardenThis 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.
|Placed By||Berkeley Historical Plaque Project|
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|Date Added||Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 9:54pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 564089 N 4192422|
|Decimal Degrees||37.87703333, -122.27125000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 52.622', W 122° 16.275'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 52' 37.32" N, 122° 16' 16.50" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1627-1699 Milvia St, Berkeley CA 94709, US|
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