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Analysis and comments on America by Allen Ginsberg

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Comment 11 of 91, 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 91, 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 91, 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 91, 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 91, 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 91, 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
Comment 5 of 91, added on November 12th, 2005 at 10:21 PM.

I printed this poem off and posted it around my school.

Bill Lee from United States
Comment 4 of 91, added on November 10th, 2005 at 1:03 PM.

love that last line.

evan from United States
Comment 3 of 91, added on October 14th, 2005 at 9:35 PM.

This is by far one of the greatest poems ever.

Tyler from United States
Comment 2 of 91, added on May 5th, 2005 at 3:29 PM.

I'm curious if $2.27 is the minimum wage or something of the time.

glent wolfe 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: 25646 times
Poem of the Day: Jan 18 2004


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