Corrupter of Youth

I'm still in a May Day mood & so thought I'd pass this link along, about Allen Ginsberg in Prague, May 1st 1965. That's when he was crowned King of the May & the authorities decided that the poet was corrupting the fine socialist youth of the city. [Via the New Poetry email list.]

Author: jd

Joseph Duemer is Professor of Literature Emeritus at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press. Since the mid-1990s he has spent a good deal of time in Vietnam, mostly Hanoi. He lives with his wife Carole & five terriers (four Jack Russells & one Patterdale) on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.

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  1. one of my longtime pals (since 1968 in denmark at the international people’s college in elsinore where we were roomed together 6 months) was prague born and was there then. michael always recounted it with great smiles. what happy times. ed

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