Reed College

Beat Generation Places

I don't know much about Reed College, except that it is in Portland, Oregon and that it is notable in Beat history as the meeting place of three future writers, the nature-minded poet Gary Snyder, the buddha-minded poet Philip Whalen and the least-grounded and most unsettled of the threesome, the enigmatic but highly appealing Lew Welch.

It's fun to think of these three as nondescript undergrads hanging around campus. I bet they had some good times.

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