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Collected Poems 1947-1997


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Allen Ginsberg was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters as well as a winner of the National Book Award for Poetry. He was born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1926, and died in New York City in 1997.


"There's a lot to like...the current volume testifies to the poet's scope and indefatigable energy."--Chicago Sun-Times
"Ginsberg's poems are reminders that those who face a culture's disapproval can approve themselves."--The Progressive
"The COLLECTED POEMS" are the ultimate statement on Ginsberg's art."--Chicago Tribune
"If you want to read Ginsberg's poetry, you should go straight to the source. COLLECTED POEMS 1947-1997 gathers everything."--Los Angeles Times
"Taken all together, Ginsberg's poems are X-rays of a considerable part of American society during the last four decades."--The New Yorker
"The volume gathers for the first time all the published verse of...poet Ginsberg...A history...of a turbulent time."--Salt Lake City Tribune
"The mammoth new COLLECTED POEMS, 1947-1997 places Ginsberg firmly among the most prolific poets of the age."--Washington Post Book World
"Essential...COLLECTED easily the best of the bunch...Some 50 years later, Ginsberg's talent still glows on paper."--The Post and Courier
"Sooner or later, anyone interested in American poetry must embrace Allen Ginsberg."--Houston Chronicle
"A...brilliant volume that shows be not only a legendary protest writer but also a lyric poet."--New York Times
"he wrote any number of splendid, singular poems that no other American poet of our age was capable of penning..."--San Diego Union-Tribune

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