Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 249

Allen Ginsberg – Photograph by Cynthia Macadams

Lawrence Ferlinghetti on Reddit – on what is his favorite Allen Ginsberg poem – “Aunt Rose” because it’s a very touching, deep and profound expression of love and empathy of his old Aunt Rose. It’s even more powerful than his long poem (“Kaddish”) about his mother.”

Kevin Arrow on Harry Smith (and Kevin Arrow on Jonas Mekas-on-Harry Smith) – in The Miami Rail

Harry Smith, Second Avenue and Twelfth Street (NYC), 1987 – Photograph by Brian Graham

John Wieners  (1934-2002) – Photograph by Raymond Foye

Justin Taylor on John Wieners at Electric Literature 

Joanne Kyger – Photographer unknown

Nightboat Books in New York have just recently reprinted the previously-out-of-print (and utterly wonderful) Japan and India Journals of Joanne Kyger More information about that title here 

Olivia Cole ruminates  on Frank O”Hara for The Paris Review
Robert Frank in The Guardian
John Giorno, celebrated in Le Monde
Luc Sante, our good friend, celebrates William Burroughs

Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs (from Howard Brookner’s 1983 movie Burroughs)

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