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Chicago Review Staff with Naked Lunch Issue, 1959

The Allen Ginsberg Project: October 3 1957 - anniversary of HOWL being declared NOT obscene - celebrate HOWL, celebrate free expression! January, 1959 - The Big Table Howl

Dylan and beat poet Allen Ginsberg sitting at Jack Kerouac’s grave during the Rolling Thunder tour.

Photo Book Shows a New Side of Rock Legends

Beat Generation - musician Bob Dylan and poet Allen Ginsberg sitting at novelist Jack Kerouac’s grave during Dylan's Rolling Thunder tour

Bob Dylan & Allen Ginsberg,  San Francisco 1965
"From the series of images shot in the City Lights Books alley originally for the Blonde on Blonde album (photographs not used in that project). Imagine going back to school the next day after this session, what do you say to your friends?

Bob Dylan & Allen Ginsberg, San Francisco 1965 "From the series of images shot in the City Lights Books alley originally for the Blonde on Blonde album (photographs not used in that project).

[Allen Ginsberg, self portrait in AP darkroom, 1949. Used for cover of Gates of Wrath. c. Allen Ginsberg Estate]

Ginsberg met Lucien Carr while an undergraduate at Columbia University and was introduced to Kerouac, Burroughs, and others already established in the New York Beat scene.

via kleidersachen. by designer Debbie Talanian – an ode to Allen Ginsberg; the "Howl" skirt

via kleidersachen. by designer Debbie Talanian – an ode to Allen Ginsberg; the "Howl" skirt Lines of text

Allen Ginsberg, Kansas, 1966. (Source: firsttimeuser)

Allen Ginsberg, poet laureate of the beat generation, 1966 - I met him a couple of years later when he was staying in the same house in Notting Hill with Harry Fainlight and both performing at the Albert Hall.

Allen Ginsberg

16 Famous Writers And Their Cats

This is Allen Ginsberg’s reading list for his class, “Literary History of the Beats.” : http://www.openculture.com/2013/05/allen_ginsbergs_celestial_homework_a_reading_list_for_his_class_literary_history_of_the_beats.html

Allen Ginsberg’s “Celestial Homework”: A Reading List for His Class “Literary History of the Beats” (summer reading list)

Allen Ginsberg & Cat

American beat generation poet Allen Ginsberg with his cat, Howl, named for his anti-capitalist poem.

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