Janine Pommy Vega: Woodstock Times Obituary

We’d mentioned the Woodstock Times obituary in our last posting, but on second thought, consider it worthy of a full post mention, since it goes into such precise detail about her life & life’s work. It also includes a small selection of tributes worth more than a second glance.

Janine Pommy Vega dies; her mighty voice soars on

Janine Pommy Vega, 68 — poet, political activist, Beat legend, world traveler, hiker and lover of the Catskills, teacher of aspiring writers in schools and prisons, and so much, much more — died on December 23 at her mountain home in Willow, … Read More

Happy New Year Catching Up

Things got a little crazy over the holidays and among many other things we forgot to mention Patti Smith’s 64th birthday on December 30th, same day as Paul Bowles! Happy Birthday Patti! The New York Times have also given Janine Pommy Vega a decent obituary – that appeared in yesterday’s edition – we’re happy they deem her important enough to report on! The Woodstock Times however has a much better, more thorough, one. Certainly the big news on the Ginsberg front is the US January 4th (that’s tomorrow!) release of the HOWL Blu-Ray/DVD release, with heaps of extras including interviews … Read More