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Born in 1930 / Died in 2001 / United States / English


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  • The Vestal Lady on Brattle, and Other Poems, R. Brukenfeld (Cambridge, MA), 1955.
  • In This Hung-up Age (play), produced in Cambridge, MA, 1955.
  • Bomb (poem; broadside), [San Francisco, CA], 1958.
  • Gasoline (poems), introduction by Allen Ginsberg, City Lights (San Francisco, CA), 1958, new edition, 1992.
  • (With Henk Marsman) A Pulp Magazine for the Dead Generation: Poems, Dead Language, 1959.
  • (With William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, and Sinclair Beiles) Minutes to Go, Two Cities Editions (Paris, France), 1960.
  • Happy Birthday of Death (poems), New Directions (New York, NY), 1960.
  • (Editor, with Walter Hollerer) Junge Amerikanische Lyrik (anthology), Carl Hansen Verlag, 1961.
  • The American Express (novel), Olympia Press, 1961.
  • (With Anselm Hollo and Tom Raworth) The Minicab War, Matrix Press, 1961.
  • Find It So Hard to Write the How Why & What . . . , Paterson Society, 1961.
  • Long Live Man (poems), New Directions (New York, NY), 1962.
  • Selected Poems, Eyre & Spottiswoode (London, England), 1962.
  • (With Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg) Penguin Modern Poets 5, Penguin (Harmondsworth, England), 1963.
  • The Mutation of the Spirit: A Shuffle Poem, Death Press, 1964.
  • There Is Yet Time to Run Back through Life and Expiate All That's Been Sadly Done (poems), New Directions (New York, NY), 1965.
  • The Geometric Poem: A Long Experimental Poem, Composite of Many Lines and Angles Selective, [Milan, Italy], 1966.
  • Ten Times a Poem: Collected at Random from Two Suitcases Filled with Poems—The Gathering of Five Years, Poets Press, 1967.
  • Elegiac Feelings American, New Directions (New York, NY), 1970.
  • Gregory Corso, Phoenix Book Shop, 1971.
  • Egyptian Cross, Phoenix Book Shop, 1971.
  • The Night Last Night Was at Its Nightest . . . , Phoenix Book Shop, 1972.
  • Earth Egg, Unmuzzled Ox, 1974.
  • Way Out: A Poem in Discord (play), Bardo Matrix (Kathmandu, Nepal), 1974.
  • The Japanese Notebook Ox, Unmuzzled Ox, 1974.
  • poesie, translated by Gianni Menarini, Guande, 1976.
  • Collected Plays, City Lights (San Francisco, CA), 1980.
  • Writings from Ox, edited by Michael Andre, Unmuzzled Ox, 1981.
  • Herald of the Autochthonic Spirit, New Directions (New York, NY), 1981.
  • Mindfield: New and Selected Poems, Thunder's Mouth Press (New York, NY), 1989.
  • An Accidental Autobiography: The Selected Letters of Gregory Corso, foreword by Patti Smith, New Directions (New York, NY), 2003.

Coauthor of screenplay Happy Death, 1965. Contributor to books, including A Controversy of Poets, edited by Paris Leary and Robert Kelly, Doubleday Anchor, 1965; and Pardon Me, Sir, but Is My Eye Hurting Your Elbow? (screenplays), edited by Bob Booker and George Foster, Bernard Geis, 1967; contributor to periodicals, including Evergreen Review and Litterair Paspoort.