The Fall of America: Poems of These States 1965-1971: Pocket Poets Number 30

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City Lights Books, 1972 - Poetry - 188 pages
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National Book Award for Poetry, 1973


Beginning with "long poem of these States," The Fall of America continues Planet News chronicle tape-recorded scribed by hand or sung condensed, the flux of car bus airplane dream consciousness Person during Automated Electronic War years, newspaper headline radio brain auto poesy & silent desk musings, headline flashing on road through these states of consciousness. . . .

 

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Contents

Beginning of a Poem of These States
1
Continuation San Francisco Southward
7
Hiway Poesy L A to Wichita
14
On the Lam from Bloomington
27
Wings Lifted Over the Black Pit
41
New England Fall
48
Done finished with the Biggest Cock
54
An Open Window on Chicago
61
Elegy for Neal Cassady
75
Manhattan Thirties Flash
83
Over Denver Again
107
Easter Sunday
113
Sonora Desert Edge
120
In a Moonlit Hermits Cabin
127
Flash Back
136
Copyright

Kiss Ass
69

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About the author (1972)

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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