“Beat Generation, Ginsberg Corso, Ferlinghetti Viaggio in Italia”, (Beat Generation, Ginsberg, Corso, Ferlinghetti Travels in Italy), a show of over 200 black-and-white photos (accompanied by an apparatus of over 600 documents (books, first editions, printed ephemera, etc) curated and presented by photographer Enzo Eric Toccaceli, opened at La Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Roma (The National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome) last week, and will be up until April 2nd.. For more images from the show see – here
For a short video announcing the show (in Italian) – see here
Poet-profssor Franco Buffoni speaks at the museum this Sunday (on “Jack Kerouac e la Beat Generation”)
If you missed it, check out KQED’s appraisal and over-view of the new box-set – here
Celebrations in Gloucester, Massachusetts, this weekend, for the poet and mage, Gerrit Lansing, who passed away a few weeks ago, two weeks shy of his 90th birthday. An extraordinary and under-appreciated poet, it is possible to catch up with him here and here and here
An extraordinary poet and an extraordinary man,
Rest in peace Gerrit.