Allen Ginsberg with his own portrait of William S. Burroughs, New York, NY, 1986
Perhaps the most prominent poet of the Beat movement, as well as a photographer and important counter-cultural figure of the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s, Allen Ginsberg (1926–97) was born into a Jewish family in Newark, New Jersey, and grew up in nearby Paterson. He is the author of the Beat classics Howl and Other Poems (1956), Kaddish and Other Poems (1961), and, with William S. Burroughs, The Yage Letters (1963). He received the 1969 National Institute of Arts and Letters
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On Monday, September 30, Robert Giard fellow Molly Landreth engaged in a freewheeling conversation with art history professor James Saslow at a capacity filled forum at the City University Graduate Center. Ms. Landreth spoke in great detail about the work that led to her 2010-11 Giard fellowship winning multi-platform visual survey "EMBODIMENT: A Portrait of Queer Life in America."