After working as a welder

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After working as a welder, dishwasher, and deckhand, Ginsberg served the New York World  Telegram as a copy boy and Newsweek as a reviewer. During his tenure in San Francisco, he  discovered congenial artists in North Beach, which thrived at the end of the McCarthy era in  outrageous, anticonservative artistic bliss. Acknowledged with a letter of introduction from William  Carlos Williams, he launched the Beat movement in 1955 at his "Happy Apocalypse," a public  reading of "Howl," an apocalyptic diatribe against modern corruption. City Lights Bookshop published  Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems (1956), which effectively channeled his rage into self-conscious  experimental verse. The volume's controversial content preceded his arrest on an obscenity charge  against publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who, in 1957, weathered a highly publicized trial and  acquittal. Ginsberg did not limit himself to the California scene. He taught at the University of British Columbia, 
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