Wait till I'm dead : uncollected poems

by Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997,

Format: Print Book 2016
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Rainy night on Union Square, full moon. Want more poems? Wait till I'm dead. --Allen Ginsberg, August 8, 1990, 3:30 A.M.

The first new Ginsberg collection in over fifteen years, Wait Till I'm Dead is a landmark publication, edited by renowned Ginsberg scholar Bill Morgan and introduced by award-winning poet and Ginsberg enthusiast Rachel Zucker. Ginsberg wrote incessantly for more than fifty years, often composing poetry on demand, and many of the poems collected in this volume were scribbled in letters or sent off to obscure publications and unjustly forgotten. Wait Till I'm Dead , which spans the whole of Ginsberg's long writing career, from the 1940s to the 1990s, is a testament to Ginsberg's astonishing writing and singular aesthetics.

Following the chronology of his life, Wait Till I'm Dead reproduces the poems together with extensive notes. Containing 104 previously uncollected poems and accompanied by original photographs, Wait Till I'm Dead is the final major contribution to Ginsberg's sprawling oeuvre, a must-read for Ginsberg neophytes and longtime fans alike.
1940s. Rep Gordon Canfield ; We leave the youthful pennants and the books, ; A night in the village ; Epitaph for a suicide ; Epitaph for a poet ; Song ; To live and deal with life as if it were a stone. ; Behold! The swinging swan
1950s. Her engagement ; Hitch-hiking key west ; In a red bar ; What's buzzing ; Thus on a long bus ride ; We rode on a lonely bus ; There's nobody here ; On Nixon; chain poem ; Dawn ; A lion met America ; Leave the bones behind ; The real distinguished thing
1960s. To Frank O'Hara & John Ashbery & Kenneth Koch ; Yesterday I was writing in Heaven or of Heaven ; Ayahuasca- ; Walt Whitman ; Tokyo tower ; B.C. [Bob Creeley] ; War is black magic ; Journals November 22, '63 ; May day ; In a shaking hand ; Little flower M.M. [Marianne Moore] ; Don't know who I am ; Liverpool muse ; New York to San Fran ; Entering Kansas City high ; Cleveland airport ; Busted ; Nashville April 8 ; After Wales Visitacione July 29 1967 ; Mabillon noctambules ; Genocide ; No money, no war
1970s. May King's prophecy ; For the soul of the planet is wakening ; Six senses ; Frank O'Hara darkly ; Hum! Hum! Hum! ; The world's an illusion ; Reef mantra ; Postcard to D ; Inscribed in George Whitman's guest register ; On farm ; Wyoming ; Exorcism ; Eyes full of pitchpine smoke ; Freedom of speech ; Green notebook ; Imagination ; Spring night four a.m. ; Louis' first night in grave ; Kidneystone opium traum ; Homage to Paris at the bottom of the barrel ; Bebbe put me on your lap ; Verses included in howl reading Boston city hall ; All the things I've got to do ; No way back to the past ; A brief praise of Anne's affairs ; Popeye and William Blake fight to the death ; For school kids in New Jersey
1980s. Second spontaneous collaboration into the air, circa 23 May 1980 ; A tall student ; Good god I got high bloodpressure answering ; Amnesiac thirst for fame ; A knock, look in the mirror ; The black man ; Thundering undies ; Trungpa lectures ; Pinsk after dark ; Two scenes ; Listening to Susan Sontag ; You want money? ; Cats scratching ; I used to live in gay sad Paris! ; As the rain drips from the gutter on the bushes of the imperial court lawn ; Having bowed down my forehead on the pavement on Central Park West ; Far away ; Back to Wuppertal ; Am I a spy from the moon? ; Awakened at dawn trying to run away- ; Grey clouds hang over ; 1/29/84 N.Y.C. ; CXXV ; Rose is gone ; 3'd day down Yangtze River, yesterday ; African spirituality will save the Earth ; Face to fact ; Who's gone? ; Bob Dylan touring with Grateful Dead
1990s. Asia minor for Gregory ; The moon in the dewdrop is the real moon ; New Years greeting ; Hermaphrodite market ; Las conversation with Carl or in memoriam ; Dream of Carl Solomon.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Prolific Ginsberg editor Morgan reminds us that the quintessential Beat's collected poems constitute a volume of 1,200 pages. And here are 200 more pages of them, of which it must be said that the reason they haven't been collected before isn't low quality. Spanning Ginsberg's career from 1942 to 1996 and presented chronologically, they could, much more easily than that 1,200-page doorstop, be the ideal companion to a biography. Indeed, if the notes Morgan appends were more numerous and more thoroughgoing, the book could be read as a biography-in-vignettes. The remarkably few clunkers here crash, like most bad Ginsberg, not because their themes are obscure but because their material particulars things and motions are. Gross homosex and scatology are near-totally absent, so the ick factor is minimal. Delights include the opening set of quatrains slamming student Allen's congressman, a long ramble on America written during a cross-country flight in 1965, a final conversation with old friend Carl Solomon, and enough jokey or philosophical or contemplative or observational short poems to make those who've sworn off Ginsberg reconsider.--Olson, Ray Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects American poetry -- 20th century.
Beats (Persons) -- Poetry.
Political poetry, American.
Publisher New York :Grove Press,2016
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Poems.
Wait till I am dead
Contributors Morgan, Bill, 1949- editor.
Zucker, Rachel, writer of foreword.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description xxvii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780802124531
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