Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 391

Robert Frank – New York City, September 1993 – photo: Allen Ginsberg

November 9th – Robert Frank‘s birthday, his 94th birthday

We draw your attention to previous Robert Frank birthday postings here on the Allen Ginsberg Project –  here, here, here, here and here


Don’t Hide The Madness – the William Burroughs-Allen Ginsberg conversations, has its official LA launch at Beyond Baroque next Thursday (8 o’clock) Among those celebrating the book – Marc Olmsted, Pat Thomas, Exene Cervenka, S.A.Griffin

also November 15,  at the University of California, Santa Cruz (6 o’clock) Gary Snyder will be reading (with special guest Tom Killion)

and the following day (7 o’clock) at the Mona Bismarck American Center Paris, a “conversation on culture” called Pull My Crazy” (sic) with Jean-Jacques Lebel and Joseph Nechvatal

“The evening will begin with the projection of “Pull My Daisy”, a 1959 American short film loosely based on the third act of Jack Kerouac’s play “Beat Generation”, followed by a conversation between Jean-Jacques Lebel, curator of the exhibition “Beat Generation” (Musée d’art moderne – Centre Pompidou) and artist Joseph Nechvatal, about the relevance of this movement to their own work and to the cultural climate in the post-World War II era in France and the United States.”

Jean Jacques Lebel – we’ve been remiss in mentioning his recent (2018) retrospective (also at Centre Pompidou)


Noting with sadness the passing this past weekend of pioneer in American Zen and socially-engaged Buddhism, Tetsugen Bernard Glassman   (Bernie Glassman)

Bernie Glassman (1939-2018

See obituary notices. here. here and here

read a 1996 interview with  Bernie Glassman here

read a 2001 interview – here

see a 2010  conversation (with actor Jeff Bridges (“The Big Lebowski”) ), here and here

and a 2013  presentation at Naropa University – here

see also “Buddhist teachers respond to American Zen pioneer’s death” – here


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