Just a reminder that it’s Kerouac celebrations in his home-town of Lowell this weekend. Festivities have already begun, but plenty’s still happening – you can see the full-schedule (all the events taking place over this weekend, and into next week) – here.
Elsewhere in Italy.. Allen’s photography continues, quietly, to disseminate.
Here’s notice of a current show taking place in Sicily
Meanwhile from France -news of a new book by Gilles Farcet (author of Allen Ginsberg, poète et bodhisattva Beat (2004) – La joie qui avance chancelante le long de la rue – Beat (he defines it through his character, Hank) – “(cette) pulsation sourde, insidieuse, cette pulsation qui imprègne tout et te paraît naturelle”
Oh and did we mention this radio-broadcast? – here
Big news of the week, however – the publication of Allen’s Collected Poems in China! (see our note of a couple of weeks back). Here’s what it looks like. There’ll be more on this and on the impact of this translation (naturally) to follow