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Allen Ginsberg

1926-1997

Internationally acclaimed poet and 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.

170 East 2nd Street
New York, NY 10009
Manhattan

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