“Ginsberg has been one of the most influential poets in America in our time . . . A spectacular career.” —New York Times Book Review

“Ginsberg is both tragic and dynamic, a lyrical genius, con man extraordinaire and probably the single greatest influence on American poetical voice since Whitman.” —Bob Dylan

“Sooner or later, anyone interested in American poetry must embrace Allen Ginsberg.” —Houston Chronicle

“[Ginsberg] wrote any number of splendid, singular poems that no other American poet of our age was capable of penning.” —San Diego Union-Tribune

“An iconic American poet . . . An often outrageous, groundbreaking poet and tireless social activist.” —Kirkus Reviews, on The Essential Ginsberg

“Ginsberg’s poems are X-rays of a considerable part of American society during the last four decades.” —New Yorker, on Collected Poems: 1947-1997

“Places Ginsberg firmly among the most prolific poets of the age.” —Washington Post Book World, on Collected Poems: 1947-1997