Books Howl by Allen Ginsberg and Eric Drooker Paperback, 223 pages, Harpercollins, List Price: $19.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleHowlAuthorAllen Ginsberg and Eric Drooker Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary The famous poem that began a major censorship trial. Illustrated with stills from the computer animation that was included in the 2010 movie by the same name. Genres: Poetry Comics & Graphic Novels Also by Allen Ginsberg Howl and Other Poems Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Howl Beat poet Allen Ginsberg, pictured above in 1973, first published "Howl" in 1956. Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Getty Images You Must Read This 'Ginsberg To Ginsberg': Two Generations 'Howl' November 24, 2010 Debra Ginsberg isn't related to Allen, but the famous poet once told her she could say he was her uncle. As a high-schooler, Debra found "Howl" exciting, beautiful and frightening. Now, years later, she has seen minds of her own generation "destroyed by madness."