Definition of Allen Ginsberg from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Allen Ginsberg

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(1926-97) a US poet of the beat generation of the 1950s who was also closely associated with the hippies of the 1960s. He supported illegal drugs and the rights of homosexuals (= people who are sexually attracted to others of the same sex), and protested against the Vietnam War. Ginsberg's collections of poems included Howl (1956) which criticized American values, and Kaddish and Other Poems (1961).