Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 354

Allen Ginsberg, Venice, Italy, 1995, Enzo Eric Toccaceli,  “Beat Generation, Travels in Italy” exhibition, Rome

“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

Jack Kerouac Beat Painting, another Beat-related show  continues at the MA*GA Museum in Gallarate (through to the 22nd of April)

Paolo Vites‘ informed thoughts on Kerouac’s paintings and spirituality (derived. of course, from his deep-rooted Catholicism) can be read here

Poet-profssor Franco Buffoni speaks at the museum this Sunday  (on  “Jack Kerouac e la Beat Generation”)

Howl record release  (see our posting from yesterday). Now available from Concord Music’s Craft Recordings:

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

Gerrit Lansing (1928-2018) – Photograph by John Landry

An extraordinary poet and an extraordinary man,

Rest in peace Gerrit.

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