Who is Gregory Corso

Gregory Nunzio Corso (March 26, 1930 – January 17, 2001) was an American poet and a key member of the Beat movement. He was the youngest of the inner circle of Beat Generation writers (with Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs).

Early life

Born Nunzio Corso at New York City's St. Vincent's Hospital, Corso later selected the name "Gregory" as a confirmation name. Within Little Italy and its community he was "Nunzio," while he dealt with others as "Gregory." He often would use "Nunzio" as short for "Annunziato," the announcing angel Gabriel, hence a poet. Corso identified with not only Gabriel but also Hermes, the divine messenger.Corso's mother, Michelina Corso (born Colonna), was born in Miglianico, Abruzzo, Italy, and immigrated to the United S...
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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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Top 10 most used topics by Gregory Corso

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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Quizbot6: henry atkins of mcgill buzzed in on a tossup on corso, gregory, pretended they were guessing, but answered correctly for 15 points.
Trufimongy: jack kerouac and gregory corso, nyc (1957) “i had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.” ― jack kerouac
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Arcades
 by John Milton

Part of an entertainment presented to the Countess Dowager of
Darby at Harefield, by som Noble persons of her Family, who
appear on the Scene in pastoral habit, moving toward the seat
of State with this Song.

I. SONG.

Look Nymphs, and Shepherds look,
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