And, while we’re on the subject of anniversaries – Our dear friend Bob Creeley died on this date thirteen years ago. Much missed, thinking of you, Bob.
David S Will’s Beatdom continues to deliver challenging A.G. perspectives. Last week we alerted you to his examination of one of Allen’s Chinese-inspired poems -“The Mystery of Allen Ginsberg’s Reading Bai Juyi” . This week, we’d note his comprehensive note on the relationship between poet and mentor – “Mechanics and Poetics – William Carlos Williams and Allen Ginsberg” – Beatdom – always an interesting read.
We failed to mention, end of last year, the publication of Ode plutonia (Allen’s Plutonian Ode finally making it into Italian translation). This review. last week (from il manifesto) reminded us – (and reminded us of what a consistently capable guardian il Saggiatore is of Allen’s work (Allen’s Italian publisher) )What’s happening to the trees? – Eco-scandal alert for “(September on) Jessore Road”