Allen Ginsberg

Irwin Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an American Beat born in Newark, New Jersey. Ginsberg is best known for Howl (1956), a long poem about 's negative human values and the of his friends among the . Ginsberg's poetry was strongly influenced by modernism, romanticism, the beat and cadence of , his Kagyu practice and his background. He considered himself to have inherited the visionary poetic mantle handed from the English poet and artist William Blake on to visionary and poet Walt Whitman.