Allen Ginsberg

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Birthday
3, 1926
Birthplace
Newark, NJ
Death Date
Apr 5, 1997 (70)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
3, 1926
Birthplace
Newark, NJ
Death Date
Apr 5, 1997 (70)

About

Famous beatnik poet and National Book Award recipient who is best known for Howl, a controversial 1956 poetic work. His other notable works include Reality Sandwiches, Iron Horse, and White Shroud Poems.

Before Fame

He spent his teens submitting politically-themed letters to The New York Times. He went on to attend Columbia University, where he published numerous articles in the campus literary journal.

Trivia

Howl was at one point banned in the United States because of its controversial subject matter.

Family Life

He began a long-term relationship with Peter Orlovsky in 1954.

Associated With

He was influenced by the poetic work of Walt Whitman.