One hundred “Friday Round-Ups”! We thought we’d celebrate today with a re-posting of some (a few) selected (random) highlights from the past two years.
Our Friday Round-Up feature began on November 12, 2010, with a picture of Allen and his guitarist-accompanist, Steven Taylor, in Paterson, New Jersey, at the Passaic Falls (see above), an Arabic translation of Allen’s poem “Song” (“the weight of the world/ is love”), and this little bit of “Howl” minutae:
(from New Yorker, Stefan Jones)
– “who sank all night in submarine light of Bickford’s floated out and sat through the stale beer afternoon in desolate Fugazzi’s, listening to…”
– “My grandparents owned Fugazzis, and ran it at the time “Howl” was written. My father tended bar there for a short time, while in grad school.It was on 6th, a few doors down from the Waverly theater. The building was torn down and a fast food place installed. According to my parents, the clientele were old Italian guys who came for the polenta and bacala special, and beatniks. I have vague toddler memories of the place,
and my grandparents’ apartment up above..”
Speaking of photographers, two other photographers/ photo-portfolios that shouldn’t be missed – Dan Wilcox, custodian of “the world’s largest collection of photos of unknown poets” (sic) shows selections from his “Ginsberg & Ferlinghetti & More”
Ginsberg encounters? We’ve featured a good many – Round-Up 22 has him in – of all places! – an Iowa pig roast! , in Round-Up 23, he’s in Butte, Montana. The following week, it’s 1971 and he’s just back from India.. (just some of several)
Round-Up 43? – what’s so special about Round-Up 43? – well, that just might be (when we think about it) one of the most essential of our Ginsberg posts (featuring, as it does, the Allen Ginsberg Practicum -) (2013 update – the “Practicum” is no longer accessible, but you can catch something of Allen’s teaching syllabus – here)
So’s Daniel Radcliffe (“Harry Potter”). Read and think about Harry Potter and homophobia.