>An Eastern Ballad and A Western Ballad


“All fees for Mr Ginsberg’s poetry and image are donations to The Poetry Project, Jewel Heart and Shambhala Meditation Center of New York”

Lost perhaps in the rest of the advertising copy of Ralph Lauren is also this encomium:

“Arguably, one of the most influential poets of all time, Allen Ginsberg’s work is marked by a spiritual grace, potent political voice, rhythmic energy and a razor-sharp sense of humor. A leader of the legendary Beat movement, Allen redefined the boundaries of art for all future generations..”

“An Eastern Ballad” – and, as we reported on earlier, “A Western Ballad,” Shannon McNally’s interpretation of Allen’s classic early poem is now out – Nate Dow in The Boston Herald gives it (the entire CD in fact) a straight A.

Shannon McNally, Western Ballad (Sacred Sumac Records)


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