Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 319

“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?

More on the recent digitalization of “Howl”  (recently reported on here and here – and here)

“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)

Photograph by Randy Roark

Nathan Gelgud‘s cartoon work we’ve featured before – Here (from last week, in celebration of his birthday), an illustrated version of “Kral Majales

Belatedly reporting on the Gunther Tap Room FireKerouac 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, 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.”

Bayard Woods reviews the recent activism of Ed Sanders:

Ed Sanders on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, May 30, 2017 – “Exorcism of the White House


Bob Dylan’s Nobel Lecture, recorded this past Sunday (in case you haven’t heard it yet) is here

&  Happy 54th Birthday, Johnny Depp!

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