Joep Bremmers‘ “Ik en mijn plasje – Allen Ginsberg in Vlissingen” (“Me and my peepee”), his study of Allen’s January 1, 1983, visit to the Dutch town of Vlissingen (and the occasion of the poem “What The Sea Throws Up At Vlissingen” (included in White Shroud – Poems 1980-1985)), will be celebrated tomorrow in Vlissingen with a gala event, featuring, among others, Eddie Woods, Bremmers himself – and The Mondriaan String Quartet, who will perform, not only “September on Jessore Road” as they originally recorded it (Bremmers in his book discusses that recording), but also, several other poems, which will have been set to music especially for the event. The evening will conclude with a reading of Simon Vinkenoog‘s masterly translation of Howl (the pilgrimage by Vinkenoog and Allen to Charleville, the birthplace of Arthur Rimbaud, made in December of 1982, is also featured prominently in the book).
The Mondriaan String Quartet’s Version of “September on Jessore Road” may be heard here.
Andrew Joron and Garrett Caples recent presentation of The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia at Counterpath (in Denver, Colorado) was happily recorded (including rare and inspiring audio of the man himself) and may be listened to here.
Caples also writes on, and quotes from, Lamantia here
and (naturally), here’s your weekly KYD hit – getting closer to the opening date – Daniel Radcliffe‘s been (isn’t he always?) getting around. Here he is, wittily and sympathetically interviewed by Steven Colbert on the Emmy-winning Colbert Report
– and don’t miss this exhaustive profile coming up this Sunday in Sunday’s New York Times