Monday, June 3, 2013

Happy Birthday, Allen Ginsberg

Were he still alive, beat poet extraordinaire Allen Ginsberg would have been 87 years old today. One of the inner circle of the beat generation and a close friend of Jack Kerouac's, Ginsberg is known especially for his poem, Howl, which was the subject of a famous censorship trial in 1957 (and a recent movie starring James Franco).

Let's read some Ginsberg today in honor of his birthday. Click here to read Howl. Click here to hear Allen reading it.

Happy Birthday, Allen.

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