Allen Ginsberg’s ‘The Fall of America Volume II’


Fennesz and Taylor Dupree collaborated on a track, ‘Guru’, for a recent Allen Ginsberg compilation, musically interpreting poems from his ‘The Fall of America: Poems of these States 1965-1971’.

In 1965, Ginsberg began planning an ambitious project – a book of thematically connected poems, a collection that ‘discovered’ America in poetry similar to the way Kerouac’s ‘On the Road’ had explored the country in prose. Ginsberg crisscrossed America, exploring a system of composition by narrating into the portable reel to reel Uher that Bob Dylan had gifted him.

For further information on the compilation, also featuring Philip Glass, Milo Hatori, Devandra Banhart, Thurston Moore, Ai Weiwei and more, visit