Gregory Corso

Rating: 5
Rating: 5

Gregory Corso Biography

Gregory Nunzio Corso was an American poet, youngest of the inner circle of Beat Generation writers (with Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs). He was beloved by the other "Beats".

… 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

"Corso's a poet's Poet, a poet much superior to me. Pure velvet... whose wild fame's extended for decades around the world from France to China, World Poet". ~Allen Ginsberg

"Gregory's voice echoes through a precarious ...

Gregory Corso Comments

Sylvia Frances Chan 25 July 2021

Congratulations being chosen as The Poet Of The Day today by Poem Hunter and Team.Enjoyed reading about you. Brilliant!

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Brian Zukes 07 October 2018

The poem Bomb has force through the choice of strong metaphor and poetic competence, but the final effect is one of desuetude and impotence. Corso could have put his talent to better use by adding his support and talent (making it more literal and comprehensible) , to a group or party opposed to the Bomb, a party that is for the people, the common people, whom Corso, in his poem, too eagerly writes off as doomed.

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Brian Docherty 21 September 2009

pedantic note on the Gregory Corso biography- para 2 gives his father's name as Sam Corso; para 3 gives his father's name as Gary'fortunato' Corso; which is it?

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The Best Poem Of Gregory Corso

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
people I loved
...went 120 through one town.

I stopped at Hedgeville
and slept in the back seat
...excited about my new life.

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