Who is Allen Ginsberg

Irwin Allen Ginsberg (/ˈɡɪnzbɜːrɡ/; June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an American poet, philosopher and writer. He is considered to be one of the leading figures of both the Beat Generation during the 1950s and the counterculture that soon followed. He vigorously opposed militarism, economic materialism, and sexual repression and was known as embodying various aspects of this counterculture, such as his views on drugs, hostility to bureaucracy and openness to Eastern religions. He was one of many influential American writers of his time known as the Beat Generation, which included famous writers such as Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs.

Ginsberg is best known for his poem "Howl", in which he denounced what he saw as the destructive forces of capitalism...
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Allen Ginsberg Poems

  • Kissass
    Kissass is the Part of Peace
    America will have to Kissass Mother Earth
    Whites have to Kissass blacks, for Peace & Pleasure,
    Only Pathway to Peace, Kissass....
  • Homework
    Homage to Kenneth Koch


    If I were doing my Laundry I'd wash my dirty Iran ...
  • First Party At Ken Kesey's With Hell's Angels
    Cool black night thru redwoods
    cars parked outside in shade
    behind the gate, stars dim above
    the ravine, a fire burning by the side ...
  • An Asphodel
    O dear sweet rosy
    unattainable desire
    ...how sad, no way
    to change the mad ...
  • Fourth Floor, Dawn, Up All Night Writing Letters
    Pigeons shake their wings on the copper church roof
    out my window across the street, a bird perched on the cross
    surveys the city's blue-grey clouds. Larry Rivers
    'll come at 10 AM and take my picture. I'm taking ...
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  • Raintaxireview: awesome, newly discovered recording of allen ginsberg reading “howl” in 1956 to be released this april:
  • Calamity__jay: radicalizing my piano teacher by showing her songs written by allen ginsberg
  • Jopolkadot: spring buds.. photography © allen ginsberg new york 1986.
  • Turdbolero: 44% done with the fall of america journals, 1965–1971, by allen ginsberg
  • Edwardmarrs1: america by allen ginsberg | poetry foundation
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Come not before me now, O visionary face!
Me tempest-tost, and borne along life's passionate sea;
Troublous and dark and stormy though my passage be;
Not here and now may we commingle or embrace,
Lest the loud anguish of the waters should efface
The bright illumination of thy memory,
Which dominates the night; rest, far away from me,
In the serenity of thine abiding-place!
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