Tag Archives: Allen Ginsberg

Was Dylan a Beat Poet?

Bob Dylan hated being categorized and still does. He was many things at many times. In writing Subterranean Homesick Blues he was clearly a beat poet. Allen Ginsberg is in the background. Note how the flashcards don’t always match the lyrics. … Continue reading

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Howl, Ginsberg, and Kerouac

“Howl” is a long, difficult poem with as many references as “The Wasteland.” It journeys  throughout America and beyond, a poetical version of road books which followed, those written by Kerouac and others. I am only now starting to read “Howl.” Ginsberg … Continue reading

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