[[caption-width-right:250: Allen Ginsberg on the right, Music/BobDylan on the left.]]

Irwin Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926 April 5, 1997) was an American poet known for his [[Creator/TheBeatGeneration political views in the Fifties]] and his incendiary poetry. His best known work is ''Literature/{{Howl}}'', as one of the central figures of Creator/TheBeatGeneration, but (unlike his comrades) he is as well known for the company he kept [[NewAgeRetroHippie the hippies]] later in TheSixties).
!! Tropes in the work of Allan Ginsberg include:

* BannedInChina: His work is still banned from many school libraries today.
* ShoutOut: Creator/WaltWhitman gets a Shout Out in "A Supermarket in California".