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Allen Ginsberg

(1926-1997)

 

—Rainbow Honor Walk —

 
Allen Ginsberg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 18, 2016
1. Allen Ginsberg Marker
Inscription. Renowned poet, leading figure of the Beat Generation of American writers and artists, champion of freedom of expression and sexual self-determination.
 
Erected 2014 by Rainbow Honor Walk.
 
Location. 37° 45.624′ N, 122° 26.1′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Castro Street near 18th Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 526 Castro Street, San Francisco CA 94114, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alan Turing (a few steps from this marker); Sylvester (within shouting distance of this marker); Keith Haring (within shouting distance of this marker); Gertrude Stein (within shouting distance of this marker); Leonard Matlovich (within shouting distance of this marker); Harry Hay (within shouting distance of this marker); Harvey Milk (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Harvey Milk (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
More about this marker. This marker is embedded in the sidewalk
 
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Allen Ginsberg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 18, 2016
2. Allen Ginsberg Marker

1. Allen Ginsberg - Poetry Foundation. One of the most respected Beat writers and acclaimed American poets of his generation, Allen Ginsberg enjoys a prominent place in post-World War II American culture.... Ginsberg first came to public attention in 1956 with the publication of Howl and Other Poems. “Howl,” a long-lined poem in the tradition of Walt Whitman, is an outcry of rage and despair against a destructive, abusive society. (Submitted on November 20, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. Beat Generation - Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 20, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. LGBT
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicCivil Rights
 
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3. Allen Ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 25, 2017
4. Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky
This 1980 portrait of Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) and Peter Orlovsky (1933-2010) by Raphael Soyer hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“Twentieth-century portrait painter Raphael Soyer continued to work in a realistic vein even as abstrac­tion came to rule the art world. He was noted for his empathetic and sympathetic likenesses, especially of family and friends, such as the poet Allen Ginsberg. Soyer and Ginsberg were part of the post-World War II cultural scene in New York City, and they became friends after meeting in 1965. Ginsberg by then was famous as the author of 'Howl' the quintessential statement of postwar rebellion and many subsequent works. Sayer signals Ginsberg's poetic career by painting him holding a list that includes 'Howl' and 'Kaddish.' But Sayer really painted this dual portrait to commemorate the poet's long relationship with Peter Orlovsky, with whom he lived and worked for nearly forty years.” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 20, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   4. submitted on July 27, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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