On The Poetry Of Allen Ginsberg
Edited by Lewis Hyde
“An impressive and enjoyable collection. . . . Nearly everything here has been previously published, but most of it has remained uncollected and inaccessible. . . . Hyde has organized this material in a way that helps us understand the composition and the content of Allen Ginsberg’s work.” — Poet News
From Kenneth Rexroth to the Czechoslovakian secret police, from Marianne Moore to the FBI, from Diana Trilling to Time magazine—Allen Ginsberg’s work always drew a wide and spirited response. Lewis Hyde has collected those responses—remarks, reviews, and essays—in a single volume. Beginning with William Carlos Williams’s early letters of support and ending with James Breslin’s biographical analysis of “The Origins of Howl and Kaddish,” this collection reflects thirty years of praise, complaint, debate, and analysis of the work of one of the most innovative poets of our century.