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DavidBusboom: Ran a 5k in 36 minutes this morning, showered, and just spent the better part of an hour sitting in the sun reading poetry aloud to my dog. Gregory Corso, good stuff. Now I may watch a little TV.

agoodusedbook: Gregory Corso once stole an entire suit for a date but got caught and spent two years in prison instead

Easy_Branches: Destiny- Lina Bingi- Gregory Corso- Austria- USA: My name is Lina Bingi. I'm Russian/Italian artist based in Vienna producing works since 2000 with artworks sold to private collections in Italy, Austria, UK and ...

ekam_advityam: "Spirit is Life. It flows thru the death of me endlessly like a river unafraid of becoming the sea." ~ Gregory Corso

siqintbruce: "'Gregory had found in the kitchen a pair of scissors, and he cuts Duchamp's tie.'" -Jean-Jacques Lebel, quoted in The Beat Hotel: Ginsberg, Burroughs, and Corso in Paris, 1957-1963

feli_Unomascero: "Spirit is Life. It flows thru the death of me endlessly like a river unafraid of becoming the sea." ~ Gregory Corso

Jessi_Quinn: 4 of 5 stars to The Happy Birthday of Death by Gregory Corso

themoonlookson: The Whole Mess... Almost by Gregory Corso Photo: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gregory Corso & dog Homer, June 1969 by Ann Charters

HermHenry: All of you clowns clowns clowns clowns dribbling in the soup, missing fingers and finding these severed digits in the soup, debating whether Gregory Corso was sarcastic or merely toothless? Fever dreams of the intrepid! Schizoaffective tunnels inwards!

feli_Unomascero: "Spirit is Life. It flows thru the death of me endlessly like a river unafraid of becoming the sea." ~ Gregory Corso

TorchAndBrush: 5 page short story. In college I was a fixture of open mic slam competitions, doing my best impersonation of Gregory Corso or Beau Sia.

SethLSanders: “ Gregory Corso called Gilgamesh ‘proto-Jack Kerouac’ and Enkidu ‘proto-Neal Cassady” --Michael Schmidt. “Gilgamesh: The Life of a Poem,” one of a series of weird 'the story of the story of Gilgamesh' books and articles.

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feli_Unomascero: "Spirit is Life. It flows thru the death of me endlessly like a river unafraid of becoming the sea." ~ Gregory Corso

feli_Unomascero: "Spirit is Life. It flows thru the death of me endlessly like a river unafraid of becoming the sea." ~ Gregory Corso

fervordelsur: I lost my God in the madness of my cellar. (Gregory Corso)

CapponiColleen: 'In the drama of life as it has been experienced and recorded, or simply imagined, impossibility has had a possible role.' -Gregory Corso

angelo_cennamo: Gregory Corso

forLF2DO: Sonic Youth - Leaky Lifeboat (For Gregory Corso) (Album: The Eternal)

kraydiobelly: Man, Gregory Corso had bars

DSharp_Paris: "And so it's Spring again so what The leaves are leaves again no tree forgot" From "Reflection in a Green Arena," by Gregory Corso. In my battered old copy of "Penguin Modern Poets 5".

Jessi_Quinn: 2 of 5 stars to Long Live Man by Gregory Corso

myskypager: Gregory Corso's poem How To Not Die, from Herald of the Autochthonic Spirit.

queenofbithynia: gregory corso your handwriting is not clear enough for me to be sure you wrote "the dreaming lurch" or "the dreaming lunch" if you did that on purpose I will allow it is clever

zarandillo: Beat Treasure – UND Writers Conference 1974 Michael McClure, Gregory Corso, Miriam Patchen, Kenneth Rexroth, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Peter Orlovsky, Gary Snyder, Janie McClure, Shig Murao,... March 18, 1974. – Photo by D. Sorensen

Ginsbergpoem: Rare home footage of Gregory Corso on the anniversary of there birth of Gregory Corso -

cowboycoleridge: The Lovers’ Chronicle 26 March – neither here nor there, verse by mac tag – verse by Robert Frost – birth of Tennessee Williams – verse by Gregory Corso – publication of This Side of Paradise

venepoetics: Gregory Corso (1969)

toastpdf: guy that cries into his pillow over gregory corso

NORTHTRENTON: Happy Birthday to Sandra Day O'Connor, Gregory Corso (d. 2001), Leonard Nimoy (d. 2015), Leroy Griffith, James Andrew Harris (d. 2000), Tinto Brass, Alan Arkin, Edvaldo Alves De Santa Rosa (d. 2002), Mahmoud Abbas, Wayne Embry, Barbara Jones, James Lee and Norman Ackroyd.

JC_Joranco: Friday's Weekly Round-Up - 507 (Gregory Corso's birthday)

JC_Joranco: Checking out "A Tribute to Gregory Corso: A Traveler Who Trusted The Bend In T" on

RayBoomhower: “It is a great feeling to know that from a window I can go to books to cans of beer to past loves. And from these gather enough dream to sneak out a back door.” Gregory Corso, born on this day in 1930

fbeacham: Gregory Corso, Beat poet, was born 91 years ago today

joesview: BOTD: Gregory Corso

ARTSalamode: "They, that unnamed they, they've knocked me down but I got up. I always get up...and I swear when I went down quite often I took the fall; nothing moves a mountain but itself. They, I've long ago named them me." Gregory Corso

thebeathandbook: Happy Birthday to Gregory Corso.

Tamizdata: 1930 — Beat bad-boy poet Gregory Corso born, New York City. 

joeyx666: Happy 91st birthday to the Herald. On this day, March 26th, in 1930: Gregory Corso was born in NYC Today’s poem: “Bomb” Today’s screening: “Corso: The Last Beat” Today's mug shot:

joeyx666: Today’s quote: “… a tough young kid from the Lower East Side who rose like an angel over the roof tops and sang Italian song as sweet as Caruso and Sinatra, but in words… Amazing and beautiful, Gregory Corso, the one and only Gregory, the Herald.” - Jack Kerouac /eof

Book_Addict: Happy birthday to poet Gregory Corso (March 26, 1930), author of the poem "Marriage" and other notable works.

SqueeMedia: Remembering Gregory Corso on his birthday.

blackbart6996: No meaning to life can be found in this holy language nor beyond the lyrical fabricator’s inescapable theme be found the loathed find—there is nothing to find. Gregory Corso

3PennyBooks: Radell Faraday "Ray" Nelson: he attended the University of Chicago (studying theology), then four years studying in Paris, where he met Jean-Paul Sartre, Boris Vian, Simone de Beauvoir, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, William Burroughs and other Beat Generation icons.

AngelFerox: Happy Birthday to Gregory Nunzio Corso, American poet, youngest of the inner circle of Beat Generation writers. “If you believe you're a poet, then you're saved”

EdizBlues: Gregory Corso in his attic room, Paris, 1957

Spill_Words: 1959 written by: Gregory Corso Uncomprising year—I see no meaning to life. Though this abled self is here nonetheless, either in trade gold or grammaticness, I drop the wheelwright’s simple principle— Why

sojaboy_21: today i learned that gregory corso died in 2001 having been convinced that he died only a couple of years ago and that i remembered him dying and being sad about it. this is tilting me so much.

superfluousbot: My fave poem: Gregory Corso Marriage

SWCGMC: I just got accepted in Who's Who. Gee, I'm not paying! -Gregory Michael Corso Who's Who Criminal Justice Associates Degree If I get enough, I'd like to settle down and continue working on a different degree in Nutrition.

carlrosin: Gwendolyn Brooks, Emily Dickinson, Mary Oliver, Maya Angelou, Lucille Clifton, E.E. Cummings, Gregory Corso, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti! Upsets and overtime battles already—pick your favorites and stay tuned! 3/3

suburbankid76: Ginsburg aged a lot in 16 years. With Gregory Corso in 1959.

insurancewriter: QOTD: "Anything, of course, that goes into the water, comes back to the shore." -- Gregory Corso

madhubansingh91: “My whole wretched life swam before my weary eyes, and I realized no matter what you do it’s bound to be a waste of time in the end so you might as well go mad.” - Jack Kerouac, On The Road, Jack with Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso.

NicolasVarM: Spirit is Life. It flows thru the death of me endlessly like a river unafraid of becoming the sea. Gregory Corso's epitaph.

PapistPoet: "They were my only heroes." - Gregory Corso, concerning his lifelong love of the saints

dzgrizzle: Gregory Corso in his attic room, Paris, 1957, photo by Allen Ginsberg

ChrisVermilion: Another famous one, Gregory Corso’s “Gasoline”. Doesn’t do much for me now tbh but it’s fun to read Ginsberg fawn, and I do love this final stanza of “Mexican Impressions”:

rtjpoet: One year on. To misquote Gregory Corso, Happy birthday of death. Hipster analysis 0 Client Journalism 150,000+.

WITWhat: “They don’t know that spirit is a hard, tough baby.” -Gregory Corso, on why spirit is not “in the sky,” or “airy-fairy.”

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Feral_Fugitive: THE BOAT, PT IV Moving. Which books come with me? Miguel de Cervantes James Clavell Ta-nehisi Coates JM Coetzee Leonard Cohen Joseph Conrad James Fenimore Cooper Gregory Corso Stephen Crane Michael Crichton

egtrejos: But--imagine if I were to marry a beautiful sophisticated woman tall and pale wearing an elegant black dress and long black gloves holding a cigarette holder in one hand and highball in the other - Gregory Corso (1930-2001):

FrankLanguage3: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsburg, David Amram and Larry Rivers - 1958-ish. Photo by the multi-talented John Cohen. Word is that it's Gregory Corso in the hat with his back to the camera.

pegasusunder1: There is a poem about turning 32! HBD to me:) "I think I had a pretty weird 32 years. And it weren’t up to me, none of it. No choice of two roads; if there were, I don’t doubt I’d have chosen both." "Writ on the Eve of My 32nd Birthday" BY GREGORY CORSO

stevesilberman: My old buddy Raymond Foye shot this home movie of late poet/painter/activist Lawrence Ferlinghetti in North Beach on his 60th birthday, with guest appearances by Gregory Corso and others. Pictures of a gone world. Thanks, Raymond.

AdobHuuydJhZN6D: Patti Smith & Gregory Corso

Rampagehall: Another of the greats is gone. Lucky to have met him in my History prof's office at York in 1973 along with Gregory Corso. We discussed Watergate & having the 'The World is a beautiful place' as required reading.

MenendezRand: 'While older and not a practitioner of their freewheeling personal style, Mr. Ferlinghetti befriended, published and championed many of the major Beat poets, among them Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and Michael McClure.'

itacalibreria: Long Live Man Gregory Corso A New Directions Paperbook New York 1962 pp. 93 Second Printing Rústica

NYLuxResidences: Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs and artist Maretta Greer near the intersection of Hudson

toastpdf: 10th edition of gregory corso’s gasoline signed by him and allen ginsberg :-)

robtned: Obscure little film shot in Dinkins’ NYC with Dee Dee Ramone, Gregory Corso, Richard Hell, Johnny Thunders, Jerry Nolan, Rockets Redglare, Nick Zedd, Richard Edson & Judy Carne as a bag lady:

C_litteraire: De gauche : Peter Orlovsky, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Alan Ansen, Gregory Corso, Ian Sommerville, Paul Bowles (assis sur le sol). Tanger en juillet 1961.

mfreedsavage: It was a William Wordsworth vs. Gregory Corso argument with both sides defending their positions with exactly the sorts of points you would expect.  And then, as happens, things came to blows.

HubbardJeff: The Life of Gregory Corso

sahajaji: "Spirit is Life. It flows thru the death of me endlessly like a river unafraid of becoming the sea." ~ Gregory Corso

VocalesV: “Ah, if I were dictator I'd have poets throwing bombs!” ― Gregory Corso

karateboogaloo: Hanuman Presents!: A Reading at the Poetry Project, St. Mark’s Church, New York, May 18, 1989. W/Gregory Corso, Amy Gerstler, Allen Ginsberg, Richard Hell, Herbert Huncke, Vincent Katz, Taylor Mead, Cookie Mueller, Eileen Myles, Rene Ricard, and more!

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OffTheTracksNZ: finished reading "Herald of the Autochthonic Spirit" by Gregory Corso -

PKMBook: GREGORY CORSO: STREET PUNK & BEAT TURNED POET & PLAYWRIGHT

eccegordo: Sea Chanty by Gregory Corso

thebeathandbook: Remembering Beat poet, Gregory Corso.

Ginsbergpoem: Twenty years ago on this day - the passing of a legend - Gregory Corso - plenty of Corso on The Allen Ginsberg Project. Here's a reading he gave at Naropa in 1975 with the equally legendary William Burroughs -

MacCocktail: "I learned life were no dream I learned truth deceived Man is not God Life is a century Death an instant" ― Gregory Corso (died this day, January 17, 2001)'

MacCocktail: "Standing on a street corner waiting for no one is power." ― Gregory Corso (died this day, January 17, 2001)

Ginsbergpoem: Howl CD, Bob Dylan, Gregory Corso & more - Friday's Weekly Round-Up on The Allen Ginsberg Project -

Ginsbergpoem: Howl CD, Bob Dylan, Gregory Corso & more - Friday's Weekly Round-Up on The Allen Ginsberg Project -

Gregory_Ego: It was a Robert Frank yesterday, watching a couple of his works. Here's his footage of folks I heard back in '82 at the Jack Kerouac Conference: Abbie Hoffman, Kesey and Babbs, Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Ferlinghetti, Herbert Huncke.

OffTheTracksNZ: started reading "Herald of the Autochthonic Spirit" by Gregory Corso -

PKMBook: Alice Bag, Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix, Gregory Corso, Miles on The Beatles, Archie Bell, Pam Grier - Don't Miss The Latest from Please Kill Me! -

timusthegrimus: Gregory Corso - Ode to the West Wind

timusthegrimus: Gregory Corso - For Homer

rojochajari: GREGORY CORSO: STREET PUNK & BEAT TURNED POET & PLAYWRIGHT

DiegoLSanroman: GREGORY CORSO: STREET PUNK & BEAT TURNED POET & PLAYWRIGHT

MarcusLinderos: Marked as to-read: Gasoline by Gregory Corso

krucoff: Quick, grab the thinnest book on your shelves and read it before the day is over. Easy victory. I pulled Gregory Corso’s Gasoline. See ya in 30 mins.

GregCameron2: Gregory Corso was one of the Beats.



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