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A Howl Of ProtestAttackingtheDemi-Puppets: How the Columbia "Howl" Event Celebrates Censorship
: "What will the system-writers and mandarins of established lit be celebrating at Columbia April 17th?
They'll be celebrating their triumph over the underground, by raising up ONE token outsider and ignoring everyone else. ONE independent poet in a fifty-year period gains their recognition. They celebrate the fact they co-opted him. They show us, on an institutional stage, that their System is safe, the walls of privilege and hierarchy still stand around them-- still covered in ivy-- the undomesticated beast (as represented by a cardboard cut-out of Allen Ginsberg) has been tamed."