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Allen Ginsberg

I I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness,      starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking      for an angry fix, angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly      connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night —Allen Ginsberg, from “Howl I,” Howl and… Continue reading Allen Ginsberg

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Jack Spicer

And I think that it is certainly possible that the objective universe can be affected by the poet. I mean, you recall Orpheus made the trees and the stones dance and so forth, and this is something which is in almost all primitive cultures. I think it has some definite basis to it. I’m not… Continue reading Jack Spicer

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