03 October 2007

Destroyed by Madness

"As Allen Ginsberg's original publisher and editor, for most of his life, I look at the present situation as a repeat in spades of what happened in the 1950s, which was also a repressive period," Ferlinghetti said. "The current FCC policy wasn't conceived just for poetry, but when applied to the case of Allen Ginsberg's poem 'Howl,' it amounts to government censorship of an important critique of modern civilization, especially of America and its consumerist society, whose breath is money, still.

'Howl' still controversial after fifty years.

1 comment:

mister anchovy said...

Howl is still a chilling poem.