Books written by Allen Ginsberg

Wait Till I'm Dead

Grove Press | February 14, 2017 | 272 pages
Allen Ginsberg s poems, from Howl to Kaddish to The Fall of America, have influenced generations of writers and made him a defining figure of the twentieth century. Ginsberg s "Collected Poems," first published in 1984, and expanded in 1997, was originally thought to contain all of his poetic work.... More Info

I Greet You at the Beginning of a Great Career

June 2, 2015 | 212 pages
"Ginsberg's very first book, Howl And Other Poems was published by Ferlinghetti's City Lights Books in 1956 and it was followed by a dozen more before Allen's death in 1997. More than any other documents, the letters between these two literary giants -- intimate, opinionated, and action-packed --... More Info

I Greet You at the Beginning of a Great Career

City Lights Books | May 12, 2015 | 212 pages
One of the longest relationships between a publisher and a writer, documented in an intimate correspondence spanning their respective careers.  More Info

Howl & Other Poems

City Lights Publishers | June 1, 1956 | 57 pages
The epigraph for Howl is from Walt Whitman: "Unscrew the locks from the doors!/Unscrew the doors themselves from their jambs!" Announcing his intentions with this ringing motto, Allen Ginsberg published a volume of poetry which broke so many social taboos that copies were impounded as obscene, and... More Info