Allen Ginsberg | Critical Review by Paul Zweig

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Critical Review by Paul Zweig

SOURCE: "A Music of Angels," in Nation, Vol. 208, No. 10, March 10, 1969, pp. 311-13.

[In the following review of Planet News, Zweig argues that Ginsberg pushes poetry forward in subject matter and style.]

Communicating vases: so the French sur-realists described them. Between the inner and the outer vase, a boil of suffering: memories churning over the psychic obstacles, on their way to be captured in the nets of grammar and consecutive statement. If there is one man who has helped us to believe in and to practice the mystery of these communicating vases, it is Allen Ginsberg, whose new book, Planet News contains some of his finest poems. Between the planet earth and the planet Ginsberg, a banter of loves and disasters has been carried on; between this aging space of ecstasies, who insists aloud:

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