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Allen Ginsberg
(1926-1997) born on
Jun 03
US poet. His epic poem "Howl," 1956 is considered to be one of the most significant products of the Beat movement.
         
   
F
Nobody saves America by sniffing cocaine, Jiggling yr knees blankeyed in the rain, When it snows in yr nose you catch cold in yr brain.

R
Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.
A
I have a new method of poetry. All you got to do is look over your notebooks. . . and think of anything that comes into your head, especially the miseries. . . . Then arrange in lines of two, three or four words each, don't bother about sentences . . .
N
The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That's what poetry does.
K
Whoever controls the media -- the images -- controls the culture.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Ginsberg: A Biography," ch. 16, by Barry Miles, 1989.
R: In "Ginsberg: A Biography," ch. 17, by Barry Miles, 1989.
A: Letter, 1952; published in "Ginsberg: A Biography," ch. 5, by Barry Miles, 1989.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: From an Internet collection of quotations.
   


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