Two weeks since the last “weekly round-up”, so let’s get right down to it. First, to sing the praises of a wonderful essay by “our own” Steve Silberman, (see earlier contributions here and here) – “Ginsberg’s Failure” – his contribution to the second issue of the new Long Shot cyber-experiment (“submitted to, compiled, edited, and published, all within the space of 48 hours”) – not to be confused – tho’ it inevitably will be, on occasions, with – the fondly-remembered Eliot Katz-Danny Shot-edited, New Jersey-based Long Shot magazine.
Allen’s 1980 poem, “Ode To Failure“
, referenced in the piece, can be read on-line here.
Autostraddle has some thoughtful follow-up opinions here.
“If music be the food of love, play on”, Allen’s long-time musical accompanist, collaborator, friend, dedicatee, “Fug”, “False Prophet”, etc, etc.. Steven Taylor
, is charmingly featured in this “music video”
, part of a longer, proposed film project) by Anthony Sepulveda – Steven sings (and records) his artfully-named “Hymn to Dementia”
for an interview with Anne about the trilogy)