Friday Weekly Round-Up – 210


[Allen Ginsberg – Allen Ginsberg Nude Self-Portrait, Portland, Seattle, 1991 – Photograph via the University of Toronto Collection, Gift of the Larry and Cookie Rossy Family Foundation, 2014]

Opening last week (Feb 20) and up till early April (April 5), it’s the University of Toronto’s Ginsberg photo show, “We Are Continually Exposed to the Flashbulb of Death  – The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg (1953-1996) curated by Barbara Fischer and John Shoesmith – currently at the Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver

“Essential viewing” – Burroughs: The Movie moves from the New York Film Festival to the Glasgow Film Festival.  Read Rob Dickie’s review (for Sound on Sight) here

Kerouac news – coming soon (March 7 and 8) – the annual Lowell Celebrates Kerouac celebrations

Still time (March 26 is the closing date) to help support The Whole Shot: Collected Interviews with Gregory Corso. The Kickstarter page regarding the book can be found here

More on Annalisa Mari Pegrum’s  bilingual anthology of Beat women, Beat Attitude – Antologia de mujeres poetas de la generación beathere 

Selfies” – since we lead off this week with one of Allen’s “pre-selfie-selfies”, here‘s some others


Here’s a very different vision of Allen – San Francisco Assemblage artist, Bruce Conner‘s classic work of 1960 – wood, fabric, wax, tin-can, glass, feathers, metal, string and spray paint, “Portrait of Allen Ginsberg” – Recognize him?

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  1. Thank you very much for sharing the information on the female beat poetry anthology that has just come out, I am very impressed that you have already shared it because it has only just come out this week! Thanks again and congratulations on your excellent blog.

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