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

Ginsberg's poetry was strongly influenced by modernism, romanticism, the beat and cadence of , early English prose-poetry, his Kagyu practice and his background. He considered himself to have inherited the visionary poetic… read more

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  • Avatar for VirtualOrigami
    "who cut their wrists three times successively unsuccessfully, gave up and were forced to open antique stores where they thought they were growing old and cried" Howl.
  • Avatar for HighDescendant
    happy birthday old buddy
  • Avatar for Lowbacca
    if iamnotapie had at least written "WHO had the right friends and was in the right place at the right time, nothing more" . .
  • Avatar for Lowbacca
    "He had the right friends and was in the right place at the right time, nothing more" - ... ... WTF?
  • Avatar for Marquis-manson
    Vomit Express...
  • Avatar for Cherrylake
    If I scrobble him maybe it will lead me to acquiring an intellectual girlfriend!
  • Avatar for kingratface
    easily the best poet out of all the NAMBLA sympathizers
  • Avatar for Mind_Plague
    Yes he did have the advantage of finding himself at a highly productive point in the space-time continuum. Doesn't make him any worse. If we set aside literary value, I admire beats as the hypersensitive cutting edge of a generation.
  • Avatar for mehdi483
    starry dynamo in the machinery of night...
  • Avatar for Dandy-Jon
    He was a genius, a visionary. Anyone who differs on that is a moron. Case closed.

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