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The Allen Ginsberg Project

“So reality will provide enough poetry. You don’t have to worry about making it up. You don’t have to worry about being smart, or being brilliant, or being perceptive, or being poetical, or being a genius. All you have to do is accept what’s around you and notice it. I think the quality of genius that I’m interested in is that clarity of attention.”
-Allen Ginsberg, via The Allen Ginsberg Project

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The Beat Hotel

“What’s poetry?” asked Kerouac. “Everything,” Gregory replied.

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For She Does The City: Must-see Allen Ginsberg biopic Howl screens this week at TIFF Bell Lightbox

It’s a tall order to transform one of the most influential poems of the 20th century into a feature length film, and capture the charismatic writer behind it in the same piece. Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman succeed in Howl, the new biopic about Allen Ginsberg, playing this week at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. James Franco plays Ginsberg, Beat poet, activist, and icon. The film weaves the story of Howl’s creation with its first reading in San Francisco, and the subsequent obscenity trial against its publisher, City Lights Books. Read more on She Does The City…

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