June 23, next Friday. We’re getting closer to the official release-date, but we’re already putting the word out about this exciting Ginsberg re-release from Omnivore Recordings of Allen’s settings of William Blake.
and here’s the official video just put out of Allen/Blake’s “The Garden of Love”
Speaking of William Blake, hats off to antiquarian bookseller, John Windle (“Windle’s connection to Blake is more spiritual than commercial”). Allen would, more than once, call Windle, Windle remembers, if he “needed a Blake fix”.
The Stanford digitalization of “Howl” (mentioned here last week) continues to get press. Here’s Gary Price’s account in Library Journal. (which led us to this interesting interview with Wayne Vanderkull, who did the digital photographing).
Marc Olmsted’s review of Bill Morgan’s Best Minds Of My Generation – A Literary History of the Beats, the collection of Allen’s lecture-notes/ observations appeared recently on the Radius web-site and may be read –here