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What was Allen Ginsberg doing in Wales? LSD

This artistic celebration of the Welsh landscape at National Museum Cardiff suggests Romanticism is back in fashion

17 May 2014

9:00 AM

17 May 2014

9:00 AM

Wales Visitation: Poetry, Romanticism and Myth in Art

National Museum Cardiff, until 7 September

‘Valleys breathe, heaven and earth move together,/ daisies push inches of yellow air, vegetables tremble,/ grass shimmers green…’ The characteristic undulations of the voice of the Beat poet Allen Ginsberg greet the visitor on entering Wales Visitation: Poetry, Romanticism and Myth in Art at the National Museum Cardiff. Bearded and mellifluous, projected to mythic proportions across a vast expanse of wall, Ginsberg is seen reading his poem ‘Wales Visitation’ on American television in 1968, telling less of visits than of visions.

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