allen ginsberg

An Interview with Allen Ginsberg

This interview was conducted on 22nd May, 1988 at the Caffé Trieste in San Francisco. Am I a marked man, my…

6 months ago

The Fall of America Journals 1965-1971: a Meta-Review

Plymell and his friends inventing the Wichita Vortex contribute to a tradition stretching back…to Poe and earlier American vibration artists…-…

6 months ago

Review: The Fall of America Journals

The Fall of America Journals is the third of a three-book series edited by Michael Schumacher and published by the…

9 months ago

The Howling Inferno: Crying Out in Anguish to America

But all the streets are burning everywhere. The city is burning these multitudes that climb Her buildings. Their inferno is…

11 months ago

Allen Ginsberg’s First Poem?

I was doing some research this morning for a forthcoming book about Hunter S. Thompson (who attended the Kentucky Derby…

1 year ago

The Protests of Ginsberg and Di Prima as Marginalized Minorities

There is nothing more American than a protest, than questioning authority and rebelling in the name of justice. As a…

1 year ago

Allen Ginsberg Changed My Life

I don’t know where it was that I first read Allen Ginsberg, but strangely enough, I wanted to follow in…

1 year ago

Virgules / After Cézanne

In his 1966 interview for The Paris Review, Ginsberg recounts his early preoccupation with Cézanne’s juxtaposition of color: “I suddenly…

1 year ago

A Shoe that Fits the Mind – Ginsberg’s South American Journals

In 1960, Allen Ginsberg accepted an invitation to attend a poetry conference in Chile. The conference was to last only…

1 year ago

“Howl” Continues to Offend in the Era of Tabloid Journalism

It should be of little surprise that Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” was at the heart of a debate about what is…

1 year ago

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