Sound Off for Saturday, March 9, 2013

Sound Off for Saturday, March 9, 2013

There are 8 comments on the Ledger-Enquirer.com story from Mar 9, 2013, titled Sound Off for Saturday, March 9, 2013. In it, Ledger-Enquirer.com reports that:

I had lunch today at a Chinese restaurant in Columbus and ordered a glass of wine.

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“Maker of poetry, art & music”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1 Mar 9, 2013
It would be interesting to research this and find out exactly which literesture was being considered "obscene" back then in the Columbus Georgia area.

“Maker of poetry, art & music”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#4 Mar 10, 2013
Your Purient Mind wrote:
Your purient mind wants to know what is obscene. You post telling us that. Dude you are SICK.
No, once again your reading comprehension is pathetic.

I wanted to know what books were considered "obscene" locally because quite a few writings that were at one time considered ovsecene are now known as literary classics.

Even in San Francisco beatnik era books such as "Howl" were judged "obscene".

Get it?

I doubt you do, but still...

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“Maker of poetry, art & music”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#5 Mar 10, 2013
Holy Smoke wrote:
You find it INTERESTING to research
Writes the anonymous obsesso who finds nothing /interesting/ to "research" besides sniffing behind my every post.

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“Maker of poetry, art & music”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#8 Mar 10, 2013
Howl by Ginsberg wrote:
HOWL by GINSBERG had the "F" word all over it and so it was viewed as adult material and had to be kept away from the store areas where kids could get it. So don't act like it was a book about the Easter Bunny.
The Howl poem is one example, there are many others.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php...

When poet and publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti heard Howl in 1955, he sent a telegram to Alan Ginsberg.

"I greet you at the beginning of a great career," he wrote.(He was borrowing from what he remembered as Emerson's words to Walt Whitman upon receiving one of the first copies of Leaves of Grass.)

Ferlinghetti recognized that Ginsberg's work had the potential to reshape the dominant poetic tradition. Fifty years later, the poem stands as a watershed.

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“Maker of poetry, art & music”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#9 Mar 10, 2013
Howl by Ginsberg wrote:
Allen Ginsberg was

<crap snip>
Allen Ginsberg is widely known as one of the greatest of American poets.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howl

Customs officials seized 520 copies of the poem on March 25, 1957, being imported from the printer in London.
On June 3 Shig Murao, the bookstore manager, was arrested and jailed for selling Howl and Other Poems to an undercover San Francisco police officer. City Lights Publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti was subsequently booked for publishing the book. At the obscenity trial, nine literary experts testified on the poem's behalf. Supported by the American Civil Liberties Union, Ferlinghetti won the case when California State Superior Court Judge Clayton Horn decided that the poem was of "redeeming social importance"

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Swamp Street Exile (words by Will Dockery/Music by Rusty Wood)
http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_116...

“Maker of poetry, art & music”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#11 Mar 10, 2013
Ginsberg wrote:
Ginsberg is not the standard bearer of American Poetry. Only extreme Leftist Universitys with leftist agendas even mention him. He currently has been out shined by Hispanic leftist writers and African American leftists in those circles because they are more connected with now. No one ever took Ginsberg seriously outside of extreme left followers. Like Gary Johnson he is marginal at best and on the fringe of politics.
"Try to have your insults make sense." -Dennis M. Hammes
Druid Hills Commando

Manchester, GA

#12 Mar 10, 2013
Will Dockery wrote:
<quoted text>
"Try to have your insults make sense." -Dennis M. Hammes
"I wonder day to day, I don't like you anyway
And I don't need your sh1t today,
Your pathetic in your own way."
- Godsmack

“Maker of poetry, art & music”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#13 Mar 10, 2013
Druid Hills Commando wrote:
<quoted text>
"I wonder day to day, I don't like you anyway
And I don't need your sh1t today,
Your pathetic in your own way."
- Godsmack
"And so it goes..."

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