Carl Solomon

Carl Solomon, New York City, August 13, 1988  – photo Allen Ginsberg

Carl Solomon (1928-1993) would’ve turned 93 today, [95, 2023] the dedicatee of ‘Howl”, his name eternally linked (for good or ill, for good, surely) to that poem

For previous Carl Solomon birthday postings see  here, here  here, and here

Check out Bob Rosenthal on Carl Solomon, last year on The Allen Ginsberg Project – here  

and Allen’s “Dream of Carl Solomon”  – here 


  1. I was wondering what kind of psychiatric medications that Ginsberg was prescribed, if any — tranquilizers, valium, prozac, thorazine, etc.

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