It’s the anniversary of the death of Edgar Allan Poe today.
For a fairly definitive note on the Ginsberg-Poe connection – see here
and here’s “Poe In Dust”, Allen’s poem on visiting Poe’s grave-site in Baltimore
and don’t forget Hal Willner‘s compilation Closed On Account of Rabies – (Hal’s posthumous Velvet Underground tribute album was released, incidentally, a couple of weeks back) – Here‘s Iggy Pop reading “The Tell-Tale Heart”
and more on Poe’s death and the strange, still unresolved, circumstances – here
“Quoth the Raven “Nevermore””