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Allen Ginsberg on censorship, language and police brutality July 7, 2015 – Posted in: Banned / Censored / Destroyed, Video

[youtube][/youtube] In 1968 Allen Ginsberg appeared on Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. The topic was the Avant-Garde but it wasn’t long before Ginsberg, who Buckley refers to as “the hippie’s hippie, the bohemian prototype,” turns the discussion to the power of the media, censorship and language. He points out how the language of the media is a far cry from the language of the everyday and how the language the police use “toward hippies and Negroes” never…

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The Camera Work of Allen Ginsberg May 7, 2010

W. S. Burroughs at rest in the side-yard of his house…, 1991, gelatin silver print,   © Copyright 2010 The Allen Ginsberg LLC. All rights reserved.  A new exhibition of the photographs of Allen Ginsberg opened this week at the National Gallery of Art. The exhibit, titled Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg,  features 79 black-and-white portraits. Most were donated to the National Gallery by Gary S. Davis who acquired, via the poet’s estate, one…

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