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Allen Ginsberg

Allen GinsbergAKA Irwin Allen Ginsberg

Born: 3-Jun-1926
Birthplace: Newark, NJ [1]
Died: 5-Apr-1997
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Cancer - Liver
Remains: Buried, Gomel Chesed Cemetery, Newark, NJ

Gender: Male
Religion: Buddhist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Howl!


[1] Beth Israel Hospital, Newark, NJ.

Father: Louis Ginsberg (b. 1895, d. 1976)
Mother: Naomi Ginsberg (d. 1956 in an asylum)
Slept with:
Neal Cassady
Slept with: William S. Burroughs
Slept with: Jack Kerouac
Boyfriend: Peter Orlovsky (non-monogamous, from 1954 until Ginsberg's death)

    High School: East Side High School, Patterson, NJ (1943)
    University: Columbia University
    Professor: Brooklyn College

    American Academy of Arts and Letters 1974
    Fair Play for Cuba Committee
    North American Man/Boy Love Association
    Youth International Party
    National Book Award for Poetry for The Fall of America (1974)
    Esalen
    Shock Treatment
    Deported from Cuba (1965)
    Traveled to the USSR 1985
    Assisted by the ACLU
    Russian Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Depression, Hepatitis C, Diabetes, Orgone, Psilocybin, Marijuana, Peyote

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Source (23-Jan-1999) · Himself
    The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg (18-Feb-1994) · Himself
    Road Scholar (16-Jul-1993) · Himself
    Heavy Petting (7-Sep-1989) · Himself
    What Happened to Kerouac? (16-Apr-1986) · Himself
    Before Stonewall (15-Sep-1984) · Himself
    Renaldo and Clara (25-Jan-1978)
    Ciao! Manhattan (Feb-1972) · Himself
    Dynamite Chicken (20-Jan-1971) · Himself
    Me and My Brother (2-Feb-1969) · Himself
    Tonite Let's All Make Love in London (1967) · Himself
    Chappaqua (1966)
    Pull My Daisy (11-Nov-1959)

Rotten Library Page:
Allen Ginsberg

Author of books:
Howl and Other Poems (1956, poetry)
Kaddish and Other Poems (1961, poetry)
Collected Poems 1947-1980 (1984, poetry)


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