>And on this day in 1957…

United States Customs seized 520 copies of the second printing of Howl & Other Poems, declaring it to be obscene. “You wouldn’t want your children to come across it” San Francisco collector of customs, Chester MacPhee, was quoted as saying. However an additional 1000 copies slipped through undetected.


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Filed under Allen Ginsberg, Beat Memories, Beat Studies, Beats, Howl

One response to “>And on this day in 1957…

  1. >"Hold back the edges of your gowns, ladies, we are going through Hell."

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