See more footage and images of Mayakovsky – here
The Beats and India (and a couple of book recommendations) – For those of you who were not in Vancouver last week and who missed Deborah Baker’s talk (recalling, amongst others, Vancouver-ite, Ashok Fakir Sarkar) – we heard it went well) – there’s always (of course) her 2008 history A Blue Hand – (it garnered a whole slew of positive reviews), a “must-read”.
And more recently, Maitreyee Bhattacharjee‘s The Hungryalists (recounting a chapter and arena not touched on in Baker’s book). It too has been garnering considerable plaudits – most recently – (“an illuminating book”, “an important book” says The Hindustan Times) – see here.
Gerald Fox‘s 2005 tv documentary, “Leaving Home Coming Home – A Portrait of Robert Frank” (which we noted back in 2013 – see here) recently got a new lease of life with a theatrically-released extended version. The New York Times and the LA Times both gave it positive reviews. Andrea Gronvall in the Chicago Reader gives a less-than-enthusiastic review to the new version
The trailer for the film can be viewed – here
Allen’s poetry will be featured this Saturday in Belgrano, Argentina, at a workshop at the Sixto Multicultural Space (Sixto Espacio Muticultural) – readings by Fabricio Jiminez Osorio and Belen Cianferoni