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The Fall of America: Poems of These States 1965-1971 (City Lights Pocket Poets Series)

ISBN: 9780872860636
Publisher: City Lights Publishers
Publication Date: 2001-01-01
Number of pages: 188
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National Book Award for Poetry, 1973


Beginning with "long poem of these States," The Fall of America continues Planet News chronicle tape-recorded scribed by hand or sung condensed, the flux of car bus airplane dream consciousness Person during Automated Electronic War years, newspaper headline radio brain auto poesy & silent desk musings, headline flashing on road through these states of consciousness. . . .

"[Ginsberg] is never negligible, and he is often (the only true test) unforgettable." — Helen Vendler, New York Times Book Review

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) was an influential writer and poet during the 1950's Beat Generation and is best known for his poem "Howl."



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