Holy City Adrift: Thomas McGrath's Los Angeles

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Monday, March 28, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 5:00pm


On display throughout Spring Quarter, this installation explores the legacy of the radical poet Thomas McGrath. Controversially fired from his teaching position at LASC (now Cal State LA) in 1954 due to his left politics, McGrath nevertheless remained a leader of the Los Angeles poetry scene throughout the 1950s and received considerable critical acclaim. This show brings together archival documents, photographs, and rare editions to commemorate McGrath’s centenary year. Please contact Dr. Andrew Knighton, English Department, at aknight@calstatela.edu for tour and exhibit information.


JFK Library, 1st Floor, Library Exhibit Space
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