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Kaddish and Other Poems

Kaddish and Other Poems

50th Anniversary Edition
November 2010
Trade Paperback · 128 Pages
$9.95 U.S. · $12.00 CAN · £6.99 U.K. · €6.99 E.U.
ISBN 9780872865112
City Lights Publishers

 

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Description

Allen Ginsberg's "Kaddish," a poem about the death of his mother, Naomi, is one of his major works. This special fiftieth anniversary edition of Kaddish and Other Poems features an illuminating afterword by Ginsberg biographer Bill Morgan, along with previously unpublished photographs, documents, and letters relating to the composition of the poem.

Allen Ginsberg, founding father of the Beat Generation, inspired the American counterculture of the second half of the twentieth century with his groundbreaking poems.

Bill Morgan is the author of I Celebrate Myself: The Somewhat Private Life of Allen Ginsberg. He lives in New York City and Bennington, Vermont.

About the Authors

Allen Ginsberg: Allen Ginsberg (1926–1997), founding father of the Beat Generation, inspired the American counterculture of the second half of the twentieth century with his grounbreaking poems. His books include Howl & Other Poems, Kaddish & Other Poems, Reality Sandwiches, Planet News, Fall of American, Mind Breaths, and Plutonian Ode, all published by City Lights.

Bill Morgan: Bill Morgan (b.1949) is a painter and archival consultant who lives in New York City and Bennington, Vermont. He is the author of The Beat Generation in New York and The Beat Generation in San Francisco, I Celebrate Myself: The Somewhat Private Life of Allen Ginsberg, and edited Deliberate Prose: Selected Essays of Allen Ginsberg, 1952–1995, as well as Ginsberg’s Book of Martyrdom and Artifice: First Journals and Poems, 1937–1952, and Howl on Trial: The Battle for Free Expression.