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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  • Rsquotesbot: “be careful. you are not in wonderland. i've heard the strange madness long growing in your soul. but you are fortunate in your ignorance, in your isolation. you who have suffered find where love hides. give, share, lose— lest we die unbloomed.” - allen ginsberg
  • Lynes_christine: children screaming under stairways! boys sobbing in armies! old men weeping in parks! (excerpt from allen ginsberg’s howl)
  • Jsundmanus: moloch whose malevolence infests my novels in form of meekman-villains! moloch unseen cheney-demon of the pains! moloch insane brain-writer of cheap complex devices! moloch whose allen ginsberg rhapsodic incantation gives me hardons even though i'm not gay! (so far as i know!!).
  • Mistyejik: living closely to kushtia, bangladesh one cannot escape hearing about fakir lalon shah, and i have read quite a lot about him in last few months. but allen ginsberg's poem after lalon came as a surprise discovery today. still much to learn about west's fascination with india...
  • Ginsbergpoem: more ginsberg and corso and others on jack kerouac, on the road in tibetan, celine, jack spicer and remembering thich nhat hanh, friday's weekly round-up on the allen ginsberg project -
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In Memoriam A. H. H.: 96. You Say, But With No Touch Of Sco
 by Alfred Lord Tennyson

You say, but with no touch of scorn,
Sweet-hearted, you, whose light-blue eyes
Are tender over drowning flies,
You tell me, doubt is Devil-born.
I know not: one indeed I knew
In many a subtle question versed,
Who touch'd a jarring lyre at first,
But ever strove to make it true:
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