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Readings to remember: Allen Ginsberg

Posted in Allen Ginsberg by lyrikline on 12. March 2014

Not a reading in a classical sense but for sure something worth to remember:
We hear Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) reading his Tai Chi poem In my kitchen in New York from 1984 and see him practicing Tai Chi in his kitchen.
It’s like one can follow Ginsberg’s internal monologue.


This clip is one of the earliest “Poetry Spots” Bob Holman made between 1986 and 1994 for the New York public television station, WYZC. Holman produced around 50 “Poetry Spots” in total.

Find the poem In my kitchen in New York here.

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