On the Anniversary of the Death of Allen Ginsberg

On this day in 1997, Allen Ginsberg died. He was a great poet and wrote right up until his death.

Ginsberg is most famous for his era-defining “Howl,” a poem that is as relevant today as ever. He was the father of the Beats in some ways, despite Burroughs being his senior and Kerouac reluctantly burdened with the title. But Ginsberg was an inspiration and a guide for his contemporaries. He helped them to write and to have their writing read by the world.

Today let us remember the importance of his work and his beliefs. He sought to bring peace and happiness to the world, and freedom to art. Beatdom is committed to helping continue Ginsberg’s legacy.

To read any of our essays about Ginsberg’s life and works, please read our back issues or visit the Beatdom Archives.

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