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Allen Ginsberg Poetry Readings by Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg Poetry Readings

by Allen Ginsberg

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Allen Ginsberg's Howl is ultimate beat poem, and what better way to experience it than listening to Ginsberg read it himself. PennSound features two recordings of Ginsberg reading Howl, one from 1956 (the year he published it) and one from 1995 (a few years before his death).


PennSound also features Ginsberg reading some other of his classic beat poems like Kaddish and Wichita Vortex Sutra. All these poems are available to download on MP3.


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Howl
Reviewer Dharmabum
 March 15, 2008
One's expectations are certainly lowered when you hear the author say that the heart has gone out of him to read his poem. That aside, hearing Ginsberg read his poem a year after I was born was a revelatory experience. I tried to let it wash over me the way I thought it was written. Ginsberg regains his footing about half-way through his reading. This enhances the experience. I need to listen to it several more times to absorb its message. Having his words spill over me like a cleansing rain reminded me about what life is all about. I am continuing to absorb his message. I now really want to see the contrast of his reading after 40 years of experience. Life is art is life is...

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