Ferlinghetti follow-up – Here are some recordings from the San Francisco Public Library tribute – Neeli Cherkovski reads and provides the introductions. Here’s the San Francisco Chronicle‘s Round-Up of the 24th – the 100th-birthday day. Here‘s more from the Chronicle, and here‘s yet more from the Chronicle (seems like the upstairs at City Lights reading was pretty packed!).
Here‘s Bob Krasner in The Villager on New York’s celebration
A smattering of Lawrence’s international reputation – Italy, here, here and here, Germany – here and here, Spain – here, Mexico – here, Argentina – here, Peru – here, Brazil – here – but.. like we say.. just a smattering.
We posted “Pity The Nation” last week, seems pertinent (ah, sadly so) to be posting, this week, this:
“Trump’s Trojan Horse” – “Homer didn’t live long enough/To tell of Trump’s White House/Which is his Trojan horse/ From which all the president’s men/Burst out to destroy democracy/And install corporations/As absolute rulers of the world/ Ever more powerful than nations/And it’s happening as we sleep/Bow down, oh Common Man/Bow down!”
and, speaking of Beatdom, don’t miss its editor, David S Wills‘ long-time-in -the-making recent volume World Citizen – Allen Ginsberg As Traveller. Ferlinghetti has/had the international (global) engagement, Allen, of course, had it too.