Introduced on the City of Denver's Web site in February, Denver's Beat Poetry Driving Tour and Denver's Literary Landmarks were designed to give both visitors to and residents of the Mile High City a little lesson in local literary lions. The first tour focuses on Beat Generation legends Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady, who spent some time in the area in the 1940s, as well as Allen Ginsberg, who later moved to Boulder and taught at the Naropa Institute until his death in 1997; it includes descriptions of (and driving instructions to) six local Beat poetry landmarks. The second driving tour highlights seven places associated with well-known writers, including editor and poet Eugene Field, who penned "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod," and Katherine Porter, author of Pale Horse, Pale Rider. What you'll find on these tours may surprise or inspire you, and will surely makes for an a-muse-ing day.
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