[Allen Ginsberg & Anne Waldman, Vienna, 1993. Schule für dichtung Wien]
Indefatigeable, irrepressible, poet, teacher and activist, Anne Waldman, Allen’s ‘spiritual wife’, is 66 today. Auspicious numbers. Here‘s Anne, from 2006, reading her memorial poem for Allen, “Notes on Sitting Beside A Noble Corpse”. Here she is with Steven Taylor, and Tyler Burba, sounding out Allen’s Gospel Noble Truths. Here ‘s her and Allen at NAROPA in 1975, vintage audio, (Allen reads “Howl” and Anne reads “Fast Speaking Woman”). Here‘s the home-page for the NAROPA Summer Writing Program. Here‘s a link to her … Read More
So, more On The Road movie updates. It seems now almost certain that the movie will have a Fall 2011/early 2012 debut, not a Cannes May 2011 unveiling, as had first been thought. Similarly, director Walter Salles’ original vision of a film solely in black-and-white, something, according to Indiewire, he had “valiantly campaigned for”, seems to have been jettisoned for a full-color movie.
Jose Rivera, the screenwriter, let slip on Canadian television, shortly after the wrap-up in shooting, at the end of last year, that, “there’s a lot of the original book still in the screenplay, still in the