Allen Ginsberg (New Jersey, 3 June 1926 – New York, 6 April 1997) – an American poet. Before studying at Columbia College, he worked as a dishwasher, sailor, welder, etc. With the publication of Howl (1957) he become a cultural leader of the youth (beat generation) in America. He traveled all around the world on literature readings and he acted in two movies. Works: Reality Sandwiches, 1963, Planet News, 1968, The Fall of America, 1972, Empty Mirror, 1948, Howl and Other Poems, 1956; Kaddish, 1960.