Howl and Other Poems: Pocket Poets Number 4

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City Lights Publishers, Jan 1, 2001 - Poetry - 57 pages
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"Allen Ginsberg's Howl & Other Poems was originally published by City Lights Books in the fall of 1956. Subsequently seized by U.S. Customs and the San Francisco police, it was the subject of a long court trial at which a series of poets and professors persuaded the court that the book was not obscene.

Allen Ginsberg was born June 3, 1926, the son of Naomi Ginsberg, Russian émigré, and Louis Ginsberg, lyric poet and schoolteacher, in Paterson, New Jersey. To these facts Ginsberg adds: “High school in Paterson till 17, Columbia College, merchant marine, Texas and Denver copyboy, Times Square, amigos in jail, dishwashing, book reviews, Mexico City, market research, Satori in Harlem, Yucatan and Chiapas 1954, West Coast 3 years. Later Arctic Sea trip, Tangier, Venice, Amsterdam, Paris, read at Oxford Harvard Columbia Chicago, quit, wrote Kaddish 1959, made tape to leave behind & fade in Orient awhile. Carl Solomon to whom Howl is addressed, is a intuitive Bronx dadaist and prose-poet.”"

 

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My god. Reading Howl was like getting stuck for an hour in the brain of a rebellious, pubescent, sexist loudmouth. Between every sentence transpires the hubris of being THE NEW POET, and of being A ... Read full review

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Like getting lost in the woods, stripped naked, forgetting who are and getting yelled at by a mad colonel with a lump in his throat . Unflinchingly honest and true and wonderfully muddled Read full review

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Contents

Howl for Carl Solomon
7
Howl
9
Footnote to Howl
27
A Supermarket in California
29
Transcription of Organ Music
31
Sunflower Sutra
35
America
39
In the Baggage Room at Greyhound
44
An Asphodel
49
Song
50
Wild Orphan
54
In Back of the Real
56
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Allen Ginsberg is also the author of Howl and Other Poems, which was originally published by City Lights Books in the fall of 1956.

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