On April 5, 1997, a significant voice
in American poetry moved on to smoke
some tea with Kerouac and Cassady
to discuss the condition of the soul
and whether or not IT had been found.
Allen Ginsberg, the Whitmanesque eye,
homosexual, communist, outspoken poet
has moved into the realm of time. Immortalized
in text and history, his ability
to draw attention and make the media
sit up and take notice
will be missed.

--Mark Sanchez

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