Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 342

[Paul Blackburn and company, from the Paul Blackburn papers, Mandeville Special Collections Library, University of California, San Diego]

More big news, archival news, the Paul Blackburn audio collection, long in the safe-keeping of the Archive for New Poetry at the University of California, San Diego, the great trove of New York City poetry recordings (“the most comprehensive oral history of the New York poetry scene between the late 1950s and 1970.”, in the words of Blackburn editor and scholar Edith Jarolim), has finally been digitalized and is now available on line.

The first release of this collection includes … Read More

Robert Frank’s Birthday

[Robert Frank, photographed by Allen Ginsberg, Top: March 1984, bottom: November 1994, New York City]

Robert Frank is 93 today – celebrating the legendary photographer-filmmaker (and Allen’s longtime friend)

For previous Robert Frank postings on the Allen Ginsberg Project – see  here, here, here and here

American Witness – The Art and Life of Robert Frank, the first in-depth biography of the artist, by R.J.Smith, just appeared from Da Capo Press

and don’t miss out on Don’t Blink, Laura Israel‘s riveting documentary

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