“Hates dull teachers and Republicans,” , “May all of your 50 children be Democrats” – Yesterday an inscribed copy of Allen’s 1943 Paterson High School yearbook went up for auction (see here for a detailed earlier report)
The estimated value was $3,000-$5,000. It apparently didn’t meet that reserve price – too high?
“I don’t think he would be out of touch with the role of history in the last few months,…He’d be pushing for the ouster of Trump. He’d be in the streets, he’d be totally connected to the intelligence of the resistance. He’d be with Bernie and supporting Black Lives Matter and the LGBTQ community and very present at Naropa.” (Anne Waldman at last week’s Ginsberg birthday celebrations)
Belatedly reporting on the Gunther Tap Room Fire – Kerouac news – “Owners Vow To Rebuild Long Island Bar Frequented by Kerouac” (Kerouac lived in Northport, Long Island, from 1958 to 1964). For more on that particular period see Joe Scotchie’s recent piece in Long Island Weekly – and here and here (and also our own notice on The Allen Ginsberg Project – here
Ed Sanders‘ septuagenarian wisdom – “..if you’re young,..do what Allen Ginsberg said – ‘I saw the best minds of my generation’ –…that is .. link up with the very best minds in all the subjects you’re interested in. Poetry, music, engineering, rocket science, find the best minds… Hang out.”