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On November 21 at 7 p.m. visiting Beat artist and poet Gerd Stern spoke for approximately 20 minutes at the opening reception. Stern made comments regarding the exhibition and reflected on his own experience as a Beat artist, giving particular attention to his presence at the famous Six Gallery reading, the role of little magazines, and how artists working in multiple mediums collaborated together.
Gerd Stern, Beat movement, reception, poetry
Arts and Humanities
Stern, Gerd; Barker, Maddie; Benson, Tanner; Crane, Terin; Duve, Brecken; Hamling, Jayden; Hammer, Paige; Hanson, Samantha; Hardy, Nate; King, Nicole; Lueckler, Sarah; Mattinson, Megan; Phillips, Kortland; Robinett, Bennett; Sagers, Andrea; Searle, Erin; and Smith, Maysen, "Opening Reception for Heart Beats Exhibit: Featuring Gerd Stern" (2019). ENGL 4310 – Heart Beats Exhibit. 10.