Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 314

Very pleased to note that the Allen Ginsberg Archive at Stanford University has just recently gotten around to providing, for on-line study, a digitalized copy of the iconic “Howl” manuscript/typescript ( an endlessly fascinating document, featuring Allen’s various autograph corrections and annotations)

Allen sent the first six pages of this manuscript to Jack Kerouac, and Kerouac later sent them on to John Clellon Holmes. Holmes notes receipt on the top right-hand-corner, first page – “sent by Kerouac to me, Aug. 30, 1955 / JCH.”

Jimmy Page and William Burroughs

Jimmy Page, legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist just recently visited Kerouac’s grave (as reported in the Lowell Sun).  (Jimmy Page’s conversation with William Burroughs, back in 1975, for Creem magazine may be accessed – here)

Allen’s “hauteur”? – unsurprising to see that criticism buried in John Zobenica’s extensive article, “America in the Time of (Jack) Kerouac’s Travels” , published in last month’s The American Conservative

Charlie Plymell is interviewed by Julian Poirier on The City Lights blog 

Burlington Snow“, Allen’s Bernie Sanders poem, translated by Heinrich Detering and read by Thomas Huber in German ( “Sozialistischer schnee auf den straßen”)

This  Sunday in London at the Royal Albert Hall, Michael Horowitz and others salute the classic 1965 Poetry Incarnation 

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