The Electric Generation: An Evening with Victor Bockris

November 21, 2019

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, 6 p.m.

Art Alliance at University of the Arts

251 S. 18th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103


Join us Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 as Victor Bockris returns to Philadelphia to tell the dramatic story of the poetry scene in Philadelphia and New York from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s, touching upon his activities as a poet and publisher of Telegraph Books, a columnist for The Drummer and as a prolific author.

Talk is free and open to the public, though registration is requested. Light refreshments to follow.



Invisible City Programming Series

The Electric Generation: An Evening with Victor Bockris


Victor Bockris was raised and educated in Philadelphia from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s, attending both Central High School and the University of Pennsylvania. As a writer at the center of the counterculture, his career began in earnest in Philadelphia in 1971 with Telegraph Books and continued to rise with editorial work for both Lip and Contact magazines. Dubbed the Poet Laureate of the New York Underground, Bockris has published seventeen books, including Warhol: The Biography, Muhammad Ali in Fighter's Heaven and With William Burroughs: A Report from the Bunker. Bockris maintained his connection to Philadelphia even after moving to New York, visiting regularly.