Gregory Corso, Lowell, Massachusetts – Photograph by Allen Ginsberg © The Estate of Allen Ginsberg
One of Gregory Corso’s triangles – a favorite game he played, drawing unexpected connections between kindred spirits – Courtesy the collection of Raymond Foye
. – Raymond Foye writes: “He could spend a whole day on a game of this sort, in cafes & bars, testing out ideas, quizzing people, having fun. As the day wore on and there were more & more drinks, things would start to get edgy and challenging. It would eventually end with him screaming insults at everybody and tearing up all the diagrams”.
“The spirit is a charitable thief” – drawing by Gregory Corso, 1974
Our Gregory Corso birthday celebrations continue with this miscellany of items…..
Gregory Corso – original 1963 Diary/Journal
“To be done with darkness…” – Another page from Gregory Corso’s 1963 Diary/Journal
“Bomb” – original ms,, 1958 – “This is the first assembly of mine [sic] poem Bomb. The process of trying to attain the mushroom shape, which was impossible to do at the typewriter – Also this poem is early draft in that final draft is very different in line changes, subject matter, etc ” (Gregory Corso) – via University of Miami Library
“A bluebird alights upon a yellow chair – Spring is here’