Allen ginsberg first blues - Howl by Allen Ginsberg | Poetry Foundation


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One of the most respected Beat writers and acclaimed American poets of his generation, Allen Ginsberg enjoys a prominent place in post-World War II American culture. He was born in 1926 in Newark, New Jersey, and raised in nearby Paterson. The son of an English...

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Ginsberg was ultimately responsible for inviting the readers ( Gary Snyder , Philip Lamantia , and Philip Whalen , Michael McClure and Kenneth Rexroth ) and writing the invitation. "Howl" was the second to the last reading (before "A Berry Feast" by Snyder) and was considered by most in attendance the highlight of the reading. Many considered it the beginning of a new movement, and the reputation of Ginsberg and those associated with the Six Gallery reading spread throughout San Francisco. [15] In response to Ginsberg's reading, McClure wrote: "Ginsberg read on to the end of the poem, which left us standing in wonder, or cheering and wondering, but knowing at the deepest level that a barrier had been broken, that a human voice and body had been hurled against the harsh wall of America...." [16]

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Ginsberg , Ginsburg , Gensburg , Ginsburgh , Ginzberg , Ginzborg , and Ginzburg are variants of the same surname derived from the surname Günzburg . Notable people with the name include:

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Waldman is a recipient of the Before Columbus Foundation for Lifetime Achievement, bestowed on her by Ishmael Reed, American Book Award’s Lifetime Achievement, a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship, the Poetry Society of America’s Shelley Memorial Award, and has served six years as a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets. The Huffington Post named her one of the top advocates for American poetry.


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