Spoken-word CD "The Lion For Real" (Mercury)
3 Biographical Movies |
1 Print Biography |
13 Portrayals |
2 Interviews |
6 Articles |
Alan Ginsberg | Rabbi Buddha Whitman/Ginsburg
5' 9" (1.75 m)
Did You Know?
Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.
In 1965 he was deported from Cuba for publicly protesting against the country's anti-marijuana stance and its homophobic social polices that result in many homosexuals being jailed. He also outraged Fidel Castro
and his cadre of "Fidelistas" by allegedly making the remark that Ernesto 'Che' Guevara
was "cute." The Cubans deported him to Czechoslovakia, where one week after being named the King of...