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  Howl and Other Poems The epigraph for Howl is from Walt Whitman: "Unscrew the locks from the doors!/Unscrew the doors themselves from their jambs!" Announcing his intentions with this ringing motto, Allen Ginsberg published a volume of poetry which broke so many social taboos that copies were impounded as... Read more

  Collected Poems 1947-1980 Tortured by the paranoia and mental illness of his immigrant mother, and by his own homosexuality in a society that was homophobic, Allen Ginsberg's early work was as much a measure of his self-loathing as his detestation of social hypocrisy and injustice. His poems reached depths of humiliation and... Read more

  The Beat Book : Writings from the Beat Generation The Beat Movement that emerged in the early 1950s was not just another literary genre, but a literary and social revolution. This wide-ranging anthology of the best of Beat literature includes biographies of the writers and a literary guide to "Beat places" around the world. Read more

    Kaddish and Other Poems, 1958-1960 Poetry, classic eulogy for the poet's mother Read more

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    Allen Ginsberg - "The Academy of American Poets presents a biography, photograph, and selected poems."

    Allen Ginsberg - Shadow Changes into Bone - "The clearinghouse for all information on Allen Ginsberg: poems, photos, links, articles, interviews, humor, tributes, and other Ginsbergia."

    Allen Ginsberg Memorial Page - A collection of memorial material on Ginsberg from numerous sources. The site also includes an online "Memorial Wall" on which visitors can scrawl their feelings and views about Ginsberg and his writing.

    Allen Ginsberg - A detailed, hypertext-annotated bio of Ginsberg.

    Allen Ginsberg Memorial - An online tribute to Ginsberg the poet, the teacher, the Buddhist and the Beat phenomenon.

    Six photographs of Allen Ginsberg - ". . . a haiku [by this webpage's author], and a drawing by the poet [Ginsberg]."

    Unworldly Love - A brief quotation from Ginsberg.

    Howl/Drive Project Home Page - A website devoted to Ginsberg's "Howl" and Mike Henry's "Drive," with historical and biographical information on both authors and their most famous poems, extensively annotated and inter-linked with hypertext.

    Allen Ginsberg's FBI File - Dangerous dossiers: Exposing the secret war against America's greatest authors.

    Allen Ginsberg, Photographer - A review by author Rob Couteau of an exhibit of Beat photos and portraits shown in Paris in 1990, published in The Paris Voice.

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