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Allen Ginsberg

Louis Ginsberg, the moderate Jewish Socialist and his wife Naomi, who was a radical Communist and irrepressible nudist are the parents of Irwin Allen Ginsberg, the poet and man of many other things eg. actor. Poems he written eg. Howl, Six gallery, Sunflower Sutra ... His themes: drugs, against Vietnam War, politics, "beat generation", hippies, buddhism, ... In 1970 he met with a Tibetan guru and he accepted Trungpa Rinpoche as his personal guru. He created a poetry school 'Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics'. He has remained active, publishing poems, realising musical recordings. He published a book with his own photos.

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Jun 3, 1926 In Newark, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series American Masters 1986-06-22
Latest Project:
Series The Drug Years 2006-06-12
Known For
Poster of The Drug Years
Poster of Rock & Roll
Poster of American Experience
Poster of American Masters
The Drug Years Unknown 2006-06-12
Rock & Roll Self 2 episodes, 1995 1995-09-24
American Experience Unknown 1988-10-04
American Masters Unknown 1986-06-22