Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 344

We promised we’d have word for you, and now it’s finally out! A definitive Chinese edition of the Collected Poems 1947-1997, from Chinese publishing house Shanghai 99  has just hit stores in China – a stunning three-volume set, with translations by Hui Ming.   More details on the publisher’s Chinese language web-site- here.  (and more details from us in the weeks ahead)

More news (Beat Generation news) :

Two (undated) images by Jack Kerouac – “Untitled” and “Raven” – from the upcoming MA*GA Museum, “Beat Painting” show – courtesy ANSA

Jack Kerouac’s Beat Painting show opens on Sunday at The MA*GA Museum in Gallarate, Italy.   If you’re anywhere near...

Spy of the First Person, Sam Shepard‘s last, posthumous, book, comes out this Tuesday

(Patti Smith (who worked closely on the editing of the book), along with friends, will be celebrating the publication that night at St Ann’s in Brooklyn)

Mary Beach has a posthumous collection just out, Electric Bananas, from Cherry Valley Editions

“Preface by Thurston Moore, Introduction by William S Burroughs” –

Here‘s Mary telling tales of Gregory Corso and Julius Orlovsky. Here‘s Mary paging through her extraordinary collages (both videos, courtesy our good friend Laki Vazakas)

Elisabetta Antonini  ” internationally-acclaimed “jazz vocalist and Beat fan”, on the occasion of her performance last week at the NCPA International Jazz Festival in Mumbai, is thoughtfully profiled – see here

The Beat Goes On, Elisabetta’s 2014 release on UK’s Candid records. How did we miss it?

Here’s what she did with Gregory Corso’s “Marriage”

There’s an overview/review of the entire CD  (well worth catching up on) – here

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