Allen Ginsberg
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  • 1. Allen Ginsberg
    RUNDOWN
    The Beats
    Life
    Poetics
    “Howl”
  • 2.
    • Beats = beaten down, beatified
    • 3. Anti-academe
    • 4. Anti-“square”
    • 5. Ferlinghetti’sCity Lights
    book shop
    RUNDOWN
    The Beats
    Life
    Poetics
    • San Francisco
    “Howl”
    • The Poetry Reading
    • 6. Stereotypes
    • Openly homosexual
    • 7. Father a poet; mother institutionalized, lobotomized
    • 8. Left Columbia University in NY, returns
    RUNDOWN
    The Beats
    Life
    • Institutionalized
    Poetics
    “Howl”
    • Friends with Burroughs, Kerouac
    • 9. Active protester
  • RUNDOWN
    • William Blake
    The Beats
    Life
    • Mystical visions
    Poetics
    “Howl”
    • Rhyme, sound
    • 13. Line of breath, length of breath
  • “Howl”
    RUNDOWN
    The Beats
    Life
    Poetics
    “Howl”