A New Year – the first of this year’s Friday Round-Ups, our regular weekly miscellany. A few weeks back, we featured one of Jay Blakesberg‘s extraordinary pictures of Allen. Here’s another.
William S Burroughs’ Centennial is officially over but we thought we’d sneak in one final Centennial report. – William Burroughs, le dernier humanist? (William Burroughs, the last humanist?) – the Anglophone gathering last month in Paris at École Normale Supérieure –Joseph Nechvatal at Hyperallergic provides a useful survey/overview of the proceedings.
Next week, (next Friday) it’s Herbert Huncke’s Centennial (check out this Centennial screening if you happen to be anywhere near Lowell, Mass.
and.. not wishing to end with another “In Memoriam”, but, noting with sadness the passing, last month, of another of Allen’s friends
Remembering Milwaukee poet Jeff Poniewaz, poet and long-time companion of the poet Antler
Looking over his 1986 volume, Dolphins Leaping in the Milky Way, Allen took time out to salute his “impassioned prescient ecological Whitmanesque/Thoreauvian verve and wit”