Well, it’s a whole seven days later, but we couldn’t resist alerting you to the Doug Ireland skewered review of Steve Finbow’s bio (mostly for the clear, where-to-begin, response by Our Allen‘s Steve Silberman – thanks Steve, for setting the record straight! – or, rather, keeping the record queer!) – see also comments by Jim Cohn and others in the (in this case, essential) “Comments” section following Ireland’s, regrettably, misguided piece.
Remember the 1973 Jack Kerouac Conference at Salem State? – Maybe not. We posted footage and transcription from this legendary conference last year – here, here and here.
This year (this weekend), Salem is visiting the Kerouac legacy again. Today (Friday), there’s a panel with Ann Douglas, Gerald Nicosia, and Beat-scholar, Matt Theado, followed by a screening of Pull My Daisy (with a special guest appearance by David Amram). The event serves as the kick-off to the 2013 Massachusetts Poetry Festival.