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  • Johan Nordgren
    TOODLE-OO GREGORY CORSO Sad news from New York City. Poetic legend and New York Beat poet extraordinaire Gregory Corso passed away on January 18, 2001 in
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 28, 2001

      “TOODLE-OO” GREGORY CORSO
      Sad news from New York City. Poetic legend and New York Beat poet extraordinaire Gregory Corso passed away on January 18, 2001 in Minneapolis, where he had been living with his daughter. For Corso, who was the only beat poet actually from New York City, living the life of poet did not come easily at first. When he was only 16, he was sent to prison on robbery charges. However, at the young age of 20, Corso joined a young and brash group of poets, artists and writers, who would then become the “Beats.” His simple, funny and unpretentious voice soon garnered attention. Never shy about doing live readings, and also writing new work, Gregory Corso was an inspiration to all poets. Check out his (in)famous love poem to the Atom bomb, “Bomb,” (which he wrote in the shape of a mushroom cloud!) or perhaps his best known poem, “Marriage,” to get a better understanding of who Gregory was as person and as a poet. New York City poets all give out heavy sighs at the loss of yet another amazing poet. I bid him good wishes into the next life by reciting back to him the same one-word poem that he read at the St. Mark's Church Allen Ginsberg Tribute after Allen's death in 1996, which was simple, honest, funny, just like Gregory: “Toodle-oo.”

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