The week of the publication of The Fall of America Journals.
Here’s an excerpt – “When Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder Roamed The Pacific North West”
Hanuman Presents! – Vivien Bittencourt and Vincent Katz‘s filmed record (from 1997) of a reading at the Poetry Project, St. Mark’s Church, New York, May 18, 1989, in celebration of Raymond Foye and Francesco Clemente‘s singular and classic Hanuman editions is now up and available for viewing on PennSound and You Tube. Don’t miss it. Among the readers featured – Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Herbert Huncke, John Wieners, Rene Ricard, Cookie Mueller, Eileen Myles. The film also features excerpts from films by Rudy Burckhardt
Natan Zach, renowned Israeli poet, translator and literary critic (most importantly, the translator, in 1988, of Allen’s “Kaddish” into Hebrew) died last week, one month shy of his 90th birthday. A remarkable man. Read his obituary notice in the Times of Israel – here (and Jerusalem Post here) Notices in Italy (Corriere della Sera) – here – and in Germany (Judische Allgemeine) – here
His New York Times obituary is here