Today is the birthday of Irwin Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997), writer and poet.
"Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness." - Allen Ginsberg
"Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does." - Allen Ginsberg
"Poetry is the one place where people can speak their original human mind. It is the outlet for people to say in public what is known in private." - Allen Ginsberg
"The fact to which we have got to cling, as to a lifebelt, is that it is possible to be a normal decent person and yet be fully alive." - Allen Ginsberg
"The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That's what poetry does." - Allen Ginsberg
"Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture." - Allen Ginsberg
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Fireside Cats: 1955 - Columbus, Georgia, circa 1955, and the youngsters last seen here. The Buick is out of the picture, replaced by a battleship and a cat; clothes and hair hav...
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