Member Blogs > Books Tell You WhyGinsberg & Sons: What Happens When Poetry is the Family Business?

  • Sat, 03 Jun 2017 08:00:00    Permalink
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    "Like shoemakers and tailors turning out more second-generation shoemakers and tailors, my father, Louis Ginsberg, the poet, had poets." –Allen Ginsberg

    Artists and writers are sometimes thought of as being inherently rebellious—taking on low-paying professions and questionable lifestyles that inspire dread in the minds of their parents. But when your father is already a poet, just how rebellious can you be by comparison? If we ask Allen Ginsberg, the answer is obviously “very.”

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