An interesting review/profile/spotlight, coming off Bill Morgan’s recent talk at Stanford, the home of Allen’s Archive – and an enthused response (to that curious thing – the poetry archive) lead off the Friday Round-Up this week.and we mentioned already Peter Orlovsky’s archives, right?
David Barnett in The Guardian also has the Kerouac bug.San Francisco’s Beat gathering last week, the Beat Reunion, gets a tv profile from reporter Rebecca Bowring here. (Featured are interviews/sound bytes with Jerry Cimino, Alan Kaufman -and the glorious octogenarian Beat, ruth weiss).
Hilary Holladay’s Herbert Huncke biography, American Hipster gets two San Francisco airings – tonight, a “multi-media presentation” at the Beat Museum – and tomorrow, (a) “reading (and) book-signing, (complete with) rare film clips”, at Alley Cat Books over on 24th Street.
We’ll have more on American Hipster in the weeks to come.