Always a good thing to have an excuse to publicize the extraordinary San Francisco State (SFSU) Poetry Archives (this one actually from the San Francisco Bay Area Television Archives, but no matter!). Here’s a little snippet recently posted of Allen and Bob Dylan (vintage footage from 1965) – Allen on Dylan – “He’s a very great poet, he’s a loveable genius and I hope he lives to be a hundred!” – This perhaps will satisfy those who carped at (one of our most successful posts!) here – “Allen Ginsberg Criticizes Bob Dylan” (a post that should be read … Read More
Marsden Hartley‘s birthday today. Hartley was a figure Allen admired, not only as a painter, but (perhaps even more) as a strangely neglected poet. For more on Hartley the poet see here and here. For more (audio – Allen at Naropa on Hartley) – see here and here).
Beat Memories – the definitive exhibition of Allen’s photographs (that debuted at the National Gallery in Washington DC in 2010 (see here, here and here) makes its way to New York … Read More