poet Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg

#80 on top 500 poets

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  • Rosa Jamali Rosa Jamali (10/1/2019 3:30:00 AM)

    America which has been written in the heydays of political turmoil in the US and at the brink of
    Vietnam War, from the early lines of the poem you see the poet is really concerned with the political
    life of his country and is developing an anti-establishment tone, mentioning the dates and events.

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  • Michael Walker Michael Walker (8/28/2019 8:07:00 PM)

    When I first read Allen Ginsberg's poems, like 'Howl' and 'A Supermarket in California', some years ago,
    they made a big impression on me. Some of his poems are first-rate: others are not. He did not need to use as many vulgarisms as he did. He was good enough without using profanity.

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  • Neal Cassidy (3/2/2018 6:52:00 PM)

    Can someone possibly repair the spelling of Allen's surname in the first line? The g has been omitted.

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  • Nikolaus Legendre (12/16/2017 6:28:00 PM)

    Where is Howl? I specifically wanted that one

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  • Cat De Garis (4/9/2015 6:01:00 AM)

    Confused as to why Howl isn't on here?

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  • Douglas Scotney (6/3/2014 10:11:00 PM)

    can you call someone a visionary who wishes to restore the past?

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  • Rapixal@gmail.com Mcintyre (12/7/2013 11:07:00 AM)

    Where is Howl? I was hoping for a more enlightened web page.

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  • Rick Flores (11/6/2013 8:59:00 PM)

    I agree that Ginsberg was an underwhelming poet, and I do not think that it has anything to do with not understanding poetry. I'm not going to pretend to see the Emperors New Clothes, or Ginsberg's Good Poetry, as it were. I, too, tried to like him because I am a big fan or some of his buddies; Kerouac, Burroughs, and Kesey (not sure how chummy he was with Kesey, but you get the idea) . I was disappointed to say the least. I admit to having kind of a preconceived notion about what his poetry might be like, according to the company he kept. You can definitely tell that he was friends with Burroughs from the bizarre and gritty gayness in his poems. Definitely reminds me of Burroughs' Naked Lunch. But that's where the similarities end.

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Best Poem of Allen Ginsberg

An Eastern Ballad

I speak of love that comes to mind:
The moon is faithful, although blind;
She moves in thought she cannot speak.
Perfect care has made her bleak.

I never dreamed the sea so deep,
The earth so dark; so long my sleep,
I have become another child.
I wake to see the world go wild.

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Cia Dope Calypso

In nineteen hundred forty-nine
China was won by Mao Tse-tung
Chiang Kai Shek's army ran away
They were waiting there in Thailand yesterday

Supported by the CIA

Pushing junk down Thailand way