Principal Works

(Poetry Criticism)

Howl and Other Poems 1956; also published as Howl: Original Draft Facsimile, Transcript & Variant Versions [revised edition] 1986

Siesta in Xbalba and Return to the States 1956

Empty Mirror: Early Poems 1961

Kaddish and Other Poems, 1958-1960 1961

The Change 1963

Reality Sandwiches: 1953-1960 1963

Kral Majales 1965

Wichita Vortex Sutra 1966

T.V. Baby Poems 1967

Airplane Dreams: Compositions from Journals 1968

Ankor Wat [with Alexander Lawrence] 1968

The Heat Is a Clock 1968

Message II 1968

Planet News 1968

Scrap Leaves, Tasty Scribbles 1968

Wales—A Visitation, July 29, 1967 1968

The Moments Return: A Poem 1970

For the Soul of the Planet Is Wakening … 1970

Ginsberg's Improvised Poetics 1971

Bixby Canyon Ocean Path Word Breeze 1972

Iron Horse 1972

New Year Blues 1972

Open Head 1972

The Fall of America: Poems of These States, 1965-1971 1972

The Gates of Wrath: Rhymed Poems, 1948-1952 1972

First Blues: Rags, Ballads, and Harmonium Songs, 1971-1974 1975

Sad Dust Glories: Poems during Work Summer in Woods, 1974 1975

Mind Breaths: Poems, 1972-1977 1978

Poems All over the Place: Mostly Seventies 1978

Careless Love: Two Rhymes 1978

Mostly Sitting Haiku 1978; revised and expanded 1979

Plutonian Ode 1982

Collected Poems: 1947-1980 1984

White Shroud: Poems, 1980-1985 1986

Cosmopolitan Greetings: Poems, 1986-1992 1994

Illuminated Poems 1996

Selected Poems, 1947-1995 1996

Death and Fame: Poems, 1993-1997 1999

The Yage Letters [with William Burroughs] (correspondence) 1963

Indian Journals: March 1962-May 1963; Notebooks, Diary, Blank Pages, Writings (journals) 1970

Notes after an Evening with William Carlos Williams (nonfiction) 1970

Kaddish (play) 1972

The Visions of the Great Rememberer (correspondence) 1974

Allen Verbatim: Lectures of Poetry, Politics, and Consciousness (lectures) 1975

Chicago Trial Testimony (nonfiction) 1975

To Eberhart from Ginsberg (correspondence) 1976

Journals: Early Fifties, Early Sixties (journals) 1977

Composed on the Tongue (interviews) 1980

Snapshot Poetics: Allen Ginsberg's Photographic Memoir of the Beat Era (photographs) 1993

Honorable Courtship: From the Author's Journals (journals) 1994

Deliberate Prose: Selected Essays, 1958-1996 (essays) 2000