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Irwin Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an American Beat poet born in Newark, New Jersey. Ginsberg is best known for Howl (1956), a long poem about consumer society's negative human values.

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Allen Ginsberg class with William Burroughs. Ginsberg begins by reading from Burroughs's work, including his book Nova Express.

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by Allen Ginsberg
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First half of a class with Allen Ginsberg discussing vividness and close observation in writing, particularly the writers who do it, including Walt Whitman, haiku, Jack Kerouac, Reznikoff, Imagists and William Carlos Williams.

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by Allen Ginsberg
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Allen Ginsberg reads "What would you do if you lost it?" at 92Y on February 26, 1973. This recording kicks off the Dave Nolan Poetry Series, in honor of our beloved audio archivist who passed away in 2010.

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Allen Ginsberg class on Beat literary history of the 1950's, discussing William S. Burroughs's book Junky and his first meeting with Herman Hunke.

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by Allen Ginsberg
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"First thought, best thought”—that was the phrase that poet Allen Ginsberg used to describe spontaneous and fearless writing—a way of “telling the truth” that arises from naked and authentic experience.

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by Allen Ginsberg
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Upon the release of his first published work, Howl and Other Poems, in 1956, Allen Ginsberg became the unlikely force of a movement that would change a generation....

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by Allen Ginsberg
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Witchita Vortex Sutra is Ginsberg's epic poem about the Vietnam War written in 1966....

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by Allen Ginsberg
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A lecture by William S. Burroughs on public discourse, with an introduction by Allen Ginsberg.

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by Allen Ginsberg
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Allen Ginsberg and Ann Charters class discussing and reading from Russian Futurists.

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