Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 320

Allen Ginsberg in the recording studio, 1989

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.

Here’s more info (courtesy Aquarium Drunkard)

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”.

William Blake ( 1757-1827

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).

En français, here’s the write-up in Le Figaro, (quoting Beat specialist Jean- Francois Duval)

and here’s the news, spread in Portuguese ( Allen’s Brazilian translator, Claudio Willer is quoted)

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

V. Joshua Adams review in Pop Matters of Michael Schumacher’s First Thought- Conversations With Allen Ginsberg  is a “must-read”

“The only things that interest me in the U.S. are Tupac Shakur, Allen Ginsberg, and Jackson Pollock..” (the controversial Russian politician Vladislav Surkov, famously speaking in 2014).

Today is Tupac Shakur‘s –  and Geronimo‘s birthday.

Geronimo, Chiricahua Apache leader, 1898 – Photograph by Frank A Rinehart

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