Above: The Beat Hotel Plaque Unveiling, 9 Rue Git-Le-Coeur, Paris. 1 July 20, 2009. Jean-Jacques Lebel unveils a commemorative plaque to mark the site of the famous Beat Hotel in Paris. Site of the completion of William Burroughs’ Naked Lunch and where he wrote many other books including The Soft Machine, plus where his and Brion Gysin’s cut-up method was discovered and developed and where Gysin’s Dream Machine took shape. Gregory Corso wrote Bomb, Allen Ginsberg started Kaddish.
Below: Nina Zivancevic reading her poem ‘I looked at the sun and it was almost gold’ at the inauguration of the Beat Hotel, Paris July 20.