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date: 24 July 2024

Ginsberg, Allenlocked

Ginsberg, Allenlocked

  • Chuck Carlise

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Part pop-culture icon and gay, left-wing revolutionary, part visionary spokesman for a new American poetics, Allen Ginsberg was always provocative and sometimes profound. Whether defining Beat poetry with public readings, testifying before Congress to legalize LSD, cofounding the writing school at the western hemisphere's first accredited Buddhist college, or releasing musical recordings of William Blake's poems, he was always in the center of beauty and controversy.

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  • North American Literatures

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