Kaddish and Other Poems: 1958-1960

Kaddish and Other Poems: 1958-1960
Pocket Poets Number 14, 50th Anniversary Edition
Afterword by Bill Morgan




Press Reviews

The Forward/Zeek Magazine

"Bill Morgan, Ginsberg's biographer, has provided the reader with as thorough an appreciation of context as we are ever likely to get."


Beat Scene No. 64 Spring 2011

"Alongside Howl, this book is generally regarded as a major work in the Ginsberg canon. Kaddish relates to Ginsberg's mother Naomi, she suffered severe mental illness and died in 1956. Her life and the manner of her death had a devastating impact upon a young Allen Ginsberg and he wrestled with thoughts of her all his life."

- Pauline Reeves, Beat Scene No.64