The Poetry Garden

The Poetry Garden (HM10NV)

Location: Berkeley, CA 94709 Alameda County
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N 37° 52.622', W 122° 16.275'

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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.
HM NumberHM10NV
Year Placed2009
Placed ByBerkeley Historical Plaque Project
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 9:54pm PDT -07:00
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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
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Area Code(s)510
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1627-1699 Milvia St, Berkeley CA 94709, US
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