New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters
lived here from August 1958 to March 1961.
His signal poem Howl (1956) helped launch
The Beat Generation.
Kaddish (1961), a mournful elegy for his mother
Naomi, was written in apartment #16.
Erected by Historic Landmarks Preservation Center.
Marker series. This marker is included in the New York City Historic Landmarks Preservation Center Cultural Medallions marker series.
Location. 40° 43.359′ N, 73° 59.086′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 2nd Street east of Avenue A, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 170 East 2nd Street, New York NY 10029, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Our Lady of Sorrow World War II Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); New York City Marble Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Justus H. Schwab, 1847-1900 (approx. ¼ mile away); General Slocum Disaster Centennial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Slocum Memorial Fountain (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frank O'Hara (1926-1966) (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charlie Parker Residence (approx. 0.4 miles away); New York Marble Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . .
1. Allen Ginsberg: Biography (allenginsberg.org). Renowned poet, world traveler, spiritual seeker, founding member of a major literary movement, champion of human and civil rights, photographer and songwriter, political gadfly, teacher and co-founder of a poetics school. Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) defied simple classification.... (Submitted on July 6, 2017.)
2. First recording of "Howl" read by Allen Ginsberg, 1956 (YouTube, 26 min.). (Submitted on July 6, 2017.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music •
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