Next Wednesday, January 16 in New York – Join Allen Ginsberg’s friends, collaborators, relatives and co-conspirators – Lou Reed, Steven Taylor, Anne Waldman, Ambrose Bye, CA Conrad, Andy Clausen, David Amram, the Arthur Russell tribute band, Arthur’s Landing, & others for “a night of poetry and song” in one of the quintessential downtown New York Spaces, the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, to breathe new life into “First Blues”, Ginsberg Recordings new special edition/limited vinyl reissue.
A tad overly tongue-in-cheek, but ultimately “won over” – (“sharp insight and analysis of one of the American icons of the last century”, she (reluctantly?) declares) – Sarah Sarai’s review, in Lamda Literary Review, of Steve Finbow’s recent Allen Ginsberg biography may be read here.
We neglected to mention it last week, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out the passing (sadly) of another of the great voices of American poetry (and a peer of Allen’s – they appear together in the film, Poetry In Motion), Jayne Cortez. Her New York Times obituary can be read here.