Poetry is the one place where people can speak their original human mind. It is the outlet for people to say in public what is known in private.
The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That’s what poetry does.
Our goal was to save the planet and alter human consciousness. That will take a long time, if it happens at all.
Allen Ginsberg – at Megatripolis UK reading his poem ‘Hum Bom!’
(October 19 1995)