Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 349

Opening tonight in New York, at the New York Public Library, You Say You Want A Revolution – Remembering the Sixties – a comprehensive exhibition, drawn from the library’s holdings, “exploring the breadth and significance of this pivotal era—from communal living and forays into expanded consciousness to tensions around race, politics, sexuality, and the environment”.  Items on display, include manuscripts from Allen, (and from Burroughs and Kerouac), “Changing of the Guards”, (an original typescript by Bob Dylan),  and notations from Timothy Leary on his LSD research, (alongside much else).

It’s Edgar Allan Poe‘s birthday today! – Happy two-hundred-and-ninth, E.A.P!         Earlier Poe postings on The Allen Ginsberg Project can be accessed here, here and here

[Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)]

{Edgar Allan Poe (painted by Gregory Corso)]

It’s also Dōgen‘s birthday, founder of Soto Zen. He would be a ripe old eight-hundred-and-eighteen!

[Dōgen Zenji (1200-1253)]

Featured this past week on the Allen Ginsberg Project – Robert Duncan. We thought to draw your attention to two recently-published books (well, one published, the other soon-to-be published),  An Open Map – The Correspondence of Robert Duncan and Charles Olson and Imagining PersonsRobert Duncan’s Lectures on Charles Olson (both edited by poet-scholar Dale M Smith and the late Robert J Bertholf, and available from the University of New Mexico Press).  A few selections from the first of those volumes may be perused here

Olson this weekend on the Ginsberg Project.

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