The Fall of America

The Fall of America

Poems of These States 1965-1971

By Allen Ginsberg

City Lights Books, Paperback, 9780872860636, 188pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2001


"National Book Award for Poetry, 1973"

Beginning with "long poem of these States," The Fall of America continues Planet News chronicle tape-recorded scribed by hand or sung condensed, the flux of car bus airplane dream consciousness Person during Automated Electronic War years, newspaper headline radio brain auto poesy & silent desk musings, headline flashing on road through these states of consciousness. . . .

About the Author
Allen Ginsberg was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters as well as a winner of the National Book Award for Poetry. He was born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1926, and died in New York City in 1997.