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Analysis and comments on America by Allen Ginsberg

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Comment 15 of 95, added on August 7th, 2007 at 9:25 PM.

It is too long...and it is sexual. there is no emotion. there is no action.
it is not exciting.

zelihan from Turkey
Comment 14 of 95, added on June 25th, 2007 at 12:51 AM.

I can't even deal with the ridiculousness of these anti-Ginsberg comments.
The fact that anyone took time out of their lives to read this amazing poem
and then turn around and denouce it is a perfect example of the America he
was talking about. This poem is really a portrait of American history,
(American"ness," if you will) and to say that it is a "piece of crap"
proves the ignorance and judgemental mentalities that still plague this

Shana from United States
Comment 13 of 95, added on May 28th, 2007 at 4:27 PM.

Of course the most ignorant and homophobic comments are from Americans
themselves. I appreciate good irony. This poem is very profound and full of
longing and defiance, I absolutely love it. As for you mindless
philistines, stick to Dick Cheney, NASCAR, and 9-11 bumper stickers. That's
the America you love.

Caleb from United States
Comment 12 of 95, added on June 4th, 2006 at 9:03 AM.

Of course, "Anonymous". Because Christ would definitely approve of your
murdering a poet whose works you don't like! ^_^ That's hilarious...
And while I don't see the "pornographic" parts in 'America', I do think
that poems can convey feelings and emotions even if they're sexually
explicit, like some of Ginsberg's are.

Gudrun from Austria
Comment 11 of 95, added on May 17th, 2006 at 7:56 AM.

For the love of Christ, if Ginsberg was still alive, I would kill him.
Every "poem" he has ever written is blasphemy that should be burned.
Poems are to express feelings and emotion, not gay porn.

Anonymous from United States
Comment 10 of 95, added on May 12th, 2006 at 1:36 AM.

I bought howl about six monthes ago I read every poem in it except America
becuase i wanted to write a poem about America and then would compare mine
with ginbergs after I was done....You can probally guess who's is better.

Corey Holmes from Canada
Comment 9 of 95, added on May 4th, 2006 at 1:10 PM.

this poem is awsome, that's why we study it in american history class.
i love it.

Clementine from France
Comment 8 of 95, added on May 3rd, 2006 at 2:22 PM.

This has to be one of the most messed up peoms I have read in my life.
This guy was high half of the time and his poems are complete garbage.
This is just one large rant that anyone could have written. And I
personally find it Ironic that he is gay and he says "go fuck yourself with
an atom bomb." =p
I'm sooo glad that he is not around anymore to plague us with this crap.

Nate from United States
Comment 7 of 95, added on December 13th, 2005 at 2:53 PM.

i like the poem when its spoken with the music from tom waits
i've heard this poem in no direction home from martin sorcese and i was
instantly hooked on it
nice poem
very nice

jef steendam from Belgium
Comment 6 of 95, added on November 21st, 2005 at 1:36 PM.

This is an amazing piece of literature that all should read.

Megan Peterson from United States

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Information about America

Poet: Allen Ginsberg
Poem: America
Volume: Howl and Other Poems
Year: 1956
Added: Feb 20 2003
Viewed: 25808 times
Poem of the Day: Jan 18 2004

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