Allen Ginsberg at one of the Jessore road refugee camps, along the Bangladeshi boarder in India, September 1971. Jessore Road is the main road from Jessore, Bangladesh into India, which hundreds of thousands of refugees used to flee the war of independence (Bangladesh Liberation War) between West Pakistan and East Pakistan (soon to become Bangladesh). Allen was so distraught by what he saw that he wrote one of his more important poems, September on Jessore Road, when he returned to New York. Photo: John Giorno.
(Source: allenginsberg.org, via sonicfloyd)