Gregory Corso

(26 March 1930 – 17 January 2001 / New York City, New York)

Gregory Corso Poems

1. Dream of a Baseball Star 10/5/2015
2. Dream of a Baseball Star 10/5/2015
3. Gregory Corso 4/19/2012
4. Writ On The Eve Of My 32nd Birthday 4/15/2010
5. Elegiac Feelings American 4/15/2010
6. Birthplace Revisited 4/15/2010
7. America Politica Historia, In Spontaneity 4/15/2010
8. 1959 4/15/2010
9. The American Way 4/15/2010
10. Transformation & Escape 4/15/2010
11. Writ On The Steps Of Puerto Rican Harlem 4/15/2010
12. The Whole Mess... Almost 4/15/2010
13. To A Downfallen Rose 6/17/2003
14. I Held A Shelley Manuscript 1/13/2003
15. Destiny 1/13/2003
16. Humanity 4/15/2010
17. The Mad Yak 1/13/2003
18. Marriage 4/15/2010
19. Bomb 1/13/2003
20. I Am 25 1/13/2003
21. Last Night I Drove A Car 1/13/2003

Comments about Gregory Corso

  • Brian Docherty (9/21/2009 12:04:00 PM)

    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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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.

Read the full of Last Night I Drove A Car


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 weave the garland? Why ring the bell?

Penurious butchery these notoriously human years,
these confident births these lucid deaths these years.
Dream’s flesh blood reals down life’s mystery—

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