Sunday November 4 at the Naropa Performing Arts Center a performance of the Lee Hyla (Kronos Quartet) setting of Howl by the Playground Ensemble Here’s a previous performance of the piece at the Leon Gallery in Boulder this past September
” “Howl” teaches us the importance of vision and the rhythm of thought, the ability to express without discriminative filters. With “Howl,” we can find the courage to stand up for ourselves and others trapped by the claws of prejudice and convention. Ginsberg introduced us to a new level of self-acceptance. He gifted us with a timeless and visionary form of creativity.” – So true.
“Glusker as Ginsberg was commanding, fluting between lyrical ponderings, romantic confusion, and a suffocating self-assuredness. His lover, Peter, played by Rafael Lippert..was equally entrancing with his naive poetics and soft chemistry with Ginsberg…”
Publication date next week for Allen’s Iron Curtain Journals – the first of a three-volume set from the University of Minnesota – see here. More on this important volume in the coming days
Brazil’s recent election – You might want to take a look at this important document, A Literature Manifesto for Democracy, for Empathy, for Freedom (in Daniel Hahn’s English translation – see here)