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The most detailed website we could find with excerpts from various biographies of Ginsberg.
Features a biography and audio of a few of Ginsberg's poems. Check out the recording of Ginsberg reading the first and second parts of Howl.
A website dedicated to Ginsberg, with a brief biography, and (of course) a link to buy his books and CDs.
A book review discussing Ginsberg's place in American literature and his life as an older, somewhat calmer man.
Analysis of Howl and its famous first reading at the Six Gallery.
An artfully produced video reading of Howl featuring the actor John Turturro.
Bono talks about Ginsberg and the Beat movement.
Johnny Depp talks about meeting Allen Ginsberg
Ginsberg on television tubes and electricity. Strangely hypnotic…
Ginsberg hanging out with Bob Dylan in a cemetery. Almost too good to be true.
With some other Beats and poets.
During his pre-beard era.
Ginsberg chanting and dancing in a white flowing robe.
Ginsberg wrote a "Footnote to Howl," also in 1955.
A fantastic interview in which Ginsberg talks about Howl, Neal Cassady, his writing style, and much, much more.
Ginsberg's poems receive artistic treatment from a professional illustrator. A beautiful book.
This book reproduces the original draft of the poem. It also includes revisions, personal letters, an account of the first public reading, and Ginsberg's own annotations. Probably the best resources for in-depth study of this poem.