Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Happy Birthday, Allen Ginsberg!

Beat poet extraordinaire Allen Ginsberg was born this day in 1926 in Newark , NJ.

To celebrate Allen's birthday, today's Kerouaction is to visit and read his most famous poem, "Howl." Then, read some poems by others who he influenced or vice versa: William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Hart Crane, Walt Whitman, William Blake, Dylan Thomas, Robert Creeley, and Denise Levertov.

That should keep you quite busy.

Happy Birthday, Allen!


Jonny Ross said...

Only four days after Whitman's, separated by a century.

Rick Dale, author of The Beat Handbook said...

Interesting synchronicity!