Biography - A Short Wiki
Beat generation poet whose works include The Happy Birthday of Death and Long Live Man. He was the youngest of the beatnik poets and the second (after Jack Kerouac) to have his literary work published.
He was arrested as a teenager for breaking into a dress shop in order to steal formal clothes for a date. He published his first poetry collection, The Vestal Lady on Brattle, in 1955.
He was featured in a documentary film called Corso: The Last Beat.
How did Gregory Corso die?
Gregory Corso, 70, one of the circle of Beat poets that included Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, died of prostate cancer Jan. 17 at a hospital in Robinsdale, Minn.
|Cause of death||Prostate Cancer|
|Age of death||70 years|
|Birthday||March 26, 1930|
|Death date||January 17, 2001|
|Place of death||Robbinsdale, Minnesota, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"They, that unnamed 'they,' they've knocked me down but I got up. I always get up-and I swear when I went down quite often I took the fall; nothing moves a mountain but itself. They, I've long ago named them me."Gregory Corso
"Anyway, I lived on the streets and did pretty good until I got caught stealing, what was it? I kicked in a restaurant window, went in and took all the food that I wanted, and while coming out I was grabbed."Gregory Corso
"I remember the people I knew in prison; I was very fortunate to know them - they came from 1910, 1920, 1930."Gregory Corso
"The judge said I was a menace to society because I had put crime on a scientific basis."Gregory Corso
"The other guy I dug a lot was Burroughs because he was a smart man already; he learned it through the druggie pool - the street scene of an old aristocratic kind of man."Gregory Corso