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    Allen Ginsberg (Poet to Poet) (Paperback) By (author) Allen Ginsberg, Edited by Mark Ford

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    DescriptionIn this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to some of the greatest poets of our literature. Allen Ginsberg (1926-97) was born in Newark, New Jersey, to a poet-teacher father and Russian emigre mother. Along with his friend Jack Kerouac, he attended Columbia University, but was initially expelled for writings obscenities on his dormitory window before returning to complete his graduation in 1948. When "Howl and Other Poems" was impounded by San Francisco customs in 1956, the subsequent trial for obscenity catapulted Ginsberg and his publisher City Lights to national fame and helped to define the Beat Generation. His "Collected Poems: 1947-1997" appeared in 2006.

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    Allen Ginsberg
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Allen Ginsberg, Edited by Mark Ford
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 120 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 143 g
    ISBN 13: 9780571238101
    ISBN 10: 0571238106

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    Faber & Faber Poetry
    Publication date
    01 May 2008
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    Author Information
    Mark Ford was born in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1962. He is a regular contributor to The London Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement and The New Republic.
    Review quote
    "'Faber has a poetry list worth bragging about. What other publisher could conjure up a series like this?' The Times"