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Five of the best lines from Allen Ginsberg's FBI file

Five of the best lines from Allen Ginsberg’s FBI file

In a fitting birthday tribute to the man the FBI deemed “bizarre, but not dangerous,” we rounded up the strangest lines from the Bureau’s security report - some of them poetry unto themselves.

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FBI agents were warned against interviewing Allen Ginsberg, fearing it would result in "embarrassment"

FBI agents were warned against interviewing Allen Ginsberg, fearing it would result in “embarrassment”

Documents released to MuckRock indicate that Ginsberg first came to FBI attention in September 1963, nearly eight years after Ginsberg first performed “Howl” in a San Francisco art gallery and six years after Lawrence Ferlinghetti was acquitted of obscenity charges for publishing the poem.

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