Who is Gregory Corso


Gregory CorsoBornGregory Nunzio Corso
(1930-03-26)March 26, 1930
New York City, New YorkDiedJanuary 17, 2001(2001-01-17) (aged 70)
Minnesota, U.S.OccupationPoet, writerLiterary movementBeat, postmodernism Gregory Nunzio Corso (March 26, 1930 – January 17, 2001) was an Ameri...
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Gregory Corso Poems

  • The American Way
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    I am a great American
    I am almost nationalistic about it!
    I love America like a madness! ...
  • Birthplace Revisited
    I stand in the dark light in the dark
    street
    and look up at my window, I was
    born there. ...
  • Humanity
    What simple profundities
    What profound simplicities
    To sit down among the trees
    and breathe with them ...
  • To A Downfallen Rose
    When I laid aside the verses of Mimnermus,
    I lived a life of canned heat and raw hands,
    alone, not far from my body did I wander,
    walked with a hope of a sudden dreamy forest of gold. ...
  • Last Night I Drove A Car
    Last night I drove a car
    not knowing how to drive
    not owning a car
    I drove and knocked down ...
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Life 11 God 10 I Love You 9 Love 9 Sad 9 Death 9 Time 9 Never 8 Night 8 World 7


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  • 6_09_am: standing on a street corner waiting for no one is power. – gregory corso
  • Hulin42: gregory corso was heckling from the balcony. the fugs had a (final?) hurrah. kim deal performed, and i could see the scars on her arms. it was… surreal to me. i thought, i guess this is just life in new york, eh?
  • Ianhartley_: pull my daisy - 1959
  • Negatively4thst: mother of muses sherman montgomery scott zhukov patton elvis presely* martin luther king calliope the foxy man the good man mona* william mckinley allen ginsberg gregory corso jack kerouac the prostitute president kennedy wolfman the beatles black face singer white face clown
  • Nonamenofoul: once, i asked gregory corso, a beatnik writer/poet friend of allen ginsberg, to give me his top 25 books i should read - i was 22 years old at the time - and when he gave me the list, i was shocked to see cont.
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