Sunday, April 5, 2009

In memoriam: Allen Ginsberg

Today is the 12th anniversary of the death of beat poet Allen Ginsberg, who died at the age of 70 in 1997.

His most famous poem, "Howl", is available in its entirety on-line.

There's a Patti Smith-Philip Glass concert tonight in NYC to honor him.

Sites like still post old interviews with Ginsberg.

And two upcoming movies, Howl and Kill Your Darlings, feature Ginsberg.

Maybe Francis Coppola will get his act together and actually complete the film version of On The Road!

RIP, Allen.

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