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Sunday, April 14, 2013

September on Jessore Road, by Allen Ginsberg

A poem written and sung by Allen Ginsberg in support of Bangladesh - from the Allen Ginsberg Project, a blog I often visit :

"A couple of weeks back Allen was honored as one of the national heroes of the liberation struggle for the creation/establishment of the modern state of Bangladesh ."September on Jessore Road", it seems, had, in 1971, an extraordinary effect in publicizing the appalling plight of the refugees and spreading word on the refugee-crisis there. Bob Rosenthal and Peter Haleof the Ginsberg Estate, flew out to the official ceremonies to accept the award on Allen's behalf. 

Here's a few notes about (and selected images from) what was, clearly, a truly remarkable occasion..."

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1 comment:

Alvaro said...

This is cool!