Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 266

Allen Ginsberg in Jack Kerouac Alley, next to City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco, September 1994 -Photograph by Elizabeth Mangelsdorf/ Associated Press

Countdown (less than a month now before the release of the Allen Ginsberg three-CD box-set, “The Last Word on First Blues“). Already, we’ve had a little taste. “Do The Meditation Rock” can be heard – here, courtesy of Rolling Stone, and “Father Death Blues” – here, courtesy the Jewish Daily Forward.

We can’t begin to tell you how excited we are about this release. More in the weeks to come.

Also excited about another upcoming May 20 release – Fallen Angels, Bob Dylan‘s new release, following Shadows In The Night from last year, another collection of “standards.”

Here‘s a taster from that – from the just-released 4-track EP

and we’re excited too – that coming up (May 24) – it’s going to be Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday!

Rick Schober of Tough Poets Press, publishers of the Collected Interviews with Gregory Corso, has another great Corso project in the pipeline – Sarpedon, the first publication of Gregory’s 1954 play (“a great funny Prometheus UnBound..all in meter and rhyme”, as he described it to James Laughlin, “an attempt to replicate Euripedes, though the whole shot be an original..”

For more details about it and the Kickstarter account to try to facilitate this happening – see here

Michael McClure. Photo courtesy New Directions

Michael McClure is in Las Vegas this weekend. Las Vegas Weekly has an interview – see here – and here

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