Wholly Communion

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Wholly Communion
Directed byPeter Whitehead
Release date
  • 1965 (1965)
Running time
33 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Wholly Communion is a short documentary film made in 1965 by British filmmaker Peter Whitehead. It was filmed at the Royal Albert Hall, London, and documents a poetry event held on 11 June 1965 called the International Poetry Incarnation. It features poetry readings by Beat poets from the UK and U.S., including Allen Ginsberg, Michael Horovitz, Adrian Mitchell and Austrian poet Ernst Jandl.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ "BFI Screenonline: Wholly Communion (1965)". www.screenonline.org.uk. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  2. ^ Donnelly, Mark (2011). "Wholly Communion: Truths, Histories, and the Albert Hall Poetry Reading". Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media. 52 (1): 128–144. doi:10.1353/frm.2011.0033. ISSN 0306-7661. OCLC 5556770249. S2CID 194081663.
  3. ^ Riley, James (2019). The Bad Trip: Dark omens, new worlds and the end of the sixties. London: ICON Books Ltd. ISBN 978-1-78578-594-8. OCLC 1119619147.

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