[Allen Ginsberg – Allen Ginsberg Nude Self-Portrait, Portland, Seattle, 1991 – Photograph via the University of Toronto Collection, Gift of the Larry and Cookie Rossy Family Foundation, 2014]
Opening last week (Feb 20) and up till early April (April 5), it’s the University of Toronto’s Ginsberg photo show, “We Are Continually Exposed to the Flashbulb of Death – The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg (1953-1996) curated by Barbara Fischer and John Shoesmith – currently at the Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver
Kerouac news – coming soon (March 7 and 8) – the annual Lowell Celebrates Kerouac celebrations
Still time (March 26 is the closing date) to help support The Whole Shot: Collected Interviews with Gregory Corso. The Kickstarter page regarding the book can be found here
More on Annalisa Mari Pegrum’s bilingual anthology of Beat women, Beat Attitude – Antologia de mujeres poetas de la generación beat – here
“Selfies” – since we lead off this week with one of Allen’s “pre-selfie-selfies”, here‘s some others
Here’s a very different vision of Allen – San Francisco Assemblage artist, Bruce Conner‘s classic work of 1960 – wood, fabric, wax, tin-can, glass, feathers, metal, string and spray paint, “Portrait of Allen Ginsberg” – Recognize him?