Allen Ginsberg


John and Yoko in The Village

Rarely seen archival footage by filmmaker Jonas Mekas captures John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s early years in Greenwich Village – surrounded by New York City staples such as Andy Warhol and Allen Ginsberg. Watch a clip from American Masters: LENNONYC. Coming to PBS November 22, 2010

The Life And Times of Allen Ginsberg

About Allen Ginsberg

“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix, angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night, who poverty and tatters and hollow-eyed high sat up smoking in […]

The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation

About The Source

“I walked on the banks of the tincan banana dock and sat down under the huge shade of a Southern Pacific locomotive to look at the sunset over the boxhouse hills and cry. Jack Kerouac sat beside me on a busted rusty iron pole, companion, we thought the same thoughts of the soul, bleak and […]