02/18/94 - THE BEAT GOES ON: Beat poet Allen Ginsberg is enjoying a new burst of popularity at age 67, long after his days of smoking marijuana and banging out rhymeless lines with Jack Kerouac. Rhino Records in June will release a box set of Ginsberg's poems and songs and in May, Harper- Collins will publish "Cosmopolitan Greetings: 1985-1992," a new book of his poems and later this year excerpts from his journals in the late 1950s. Asked by the Los Angeles Times what was the most widely held misconception about the Beat Generation, Ginsberg replied, "That we weren't literate. We were more educated than most of the academic critics who dismissed our interest in Eastern thought as irrationality simply because it was non-linear. It required cultivation and a good deal more discipline than Western logical simplifications. Still they dismissed us an unruly beatniks with wiggy hair, bongo drums and cockroaches on the floor."