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7 Apr
Allen Ginsberg 1926 - 1997

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Mon,  7 Apr 97 19:36:26 -0700
To: Fun_People
Subject: Allen Ginsberg  1926 - 1997

    Allen Ginsberg died Saturday morning of a heart attack related to his  
recently-diagnosed liver cancer.  Ginsberg was the poet laureate of the Beat  
Generation and had a hand in shaping the thought of a whole generation while  
being a truly unpretentious, humble, friendly person who was as enthusiastic  
to be a juror in a local haiku poetry slam (Matt Pico's, last year) or to  
teach a telve-year-old kid how to do card tricks (me, in 1958) as he was to  
write famous poetry and pursue social and intellectual crusades.
    The loss of his voice weakens us all.

- Peter

    This list of Ginsberg-related web sites comes via Matt Pico and Bob Doran.

AP Story on his death

WWW Resource Directory on Ginsberg

Poems from Howl

Ginsberg on Howl

Interview: Howl to Shout

Intro to The Portable Beat Reader by Anne Charters

Analasis of Howl

part of a Ginsberg biography page

about Ginsberg's FBI file

The AP story says in lieu of flowers, send donations to this organization
promting Tibetan Buddhism

 Peter Langston - - Seattle, WA -

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