Tag: "Howl"

Skoblow, Ruckh hold annual Howl reading

Skoblow, Ruckh hold annual Howl reading

On Oct. 12, English Professor Jeffrey Skoblow and History Professor Dr. Eric Ruckh performed their annual public reading of the landmark contemporary poem “Howl” by Allen Ginsberg. The reading was performed on a grassy hill on the quad at SIUE’s campus to celebrate the 57 years since the poem was first read aloud publicly on […]

Professors Eric Ruckh and Jeffery Skoblow on the quad

Professors howl on quad

On October 7th 12:30pm 2011 two SIUE professors took to the quad armed only with a small bongo drum and two copies of a poem that had been charged with obscenity 56 years earlier–the bongo: irrelevant to this story; the poem: “Howl” by Allen Ginsberg. Taking their stance on grassy knoll Eric Ruckh, associate professor […]

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