One of the century's most famous and fabulous poems was published in 1956
as the fourth Pocket Poets book. With a new preface by Lawrence Ferlinghetti,
HOWL celebrates its fortieth anniversary with this deluxe commemorative
hardback, which reproduces the original City Lights edition. HOWL was a
prophetic masterpiece that revolutionised American poetry and American
consciousness - not least because of the authorities' attempts to suppress
HOWL, leading to a historic judgement in the book's favour that paved the way
for the publication of other important radical literary works.