Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 494

“Allen—you know, it’s really hard. I’ll tell you the honest-to-god truth, for me, it’s hard for me to believe that Allen has been dead now for 23 years” (Michael Schumacher)

Don’t miss Michael Schumacher, Allen’s biographer’s podcast interview with Brad Listi on Otherppl. Literary Hub has the audio and a transcript of some of the conversation – here


Jerome Rothenberg, Boulder, Colorado, August 5, 1985 – photos: Allen Ginsberg – courtesy Stanford University Libraries/Allen Ginsberg Estate

Happy 89th birthday Jerome Rothenberg, today. The remarkable indefatigable poet, anthologist, anthropologist, force of nature…

Here’s Jerry, amply on display, on his PennSound page 
Here’s Jerry on Ubuweb  – and here (his ethnopoetics section) – and here – and here
Here’s his author page at EPC 
Here’s his invaluable blog “Poems and Poetics”

Here’s Jerry in “Vot Em I Doink Here , Colin Still’s illuminating, in-progress, documentary

Here’s some (relatively) recent Jerry, April 2020  (introduced by Rae Armantrout) for Charles Alexander’s Enclave series)
Here’s Allen’s introduction to him (from a reading he gave at Naropa back in 1981).

Jerry Rothenberg – Coda For Diane:

So happy to have the remarkable Jerry (and Diane) here amongst us.


Jack Kerouac on the web – The Kerouac Estate has launched a redesigned website at, while UMass Lowell has taken over ( will still take you to the Beat Museum)
Under the subscription portion of the new website,  there has been established the Kerouac Society – members will have access to Kerouac Estate exclusive news, archives, photos, videos, events, giveaways and discounts on merchandise. Members can also post, discuss and connect on the site. A portion of the proceeds will support the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library (which, of course, houses the Jack Kerouac papers)

Speaking of web presence, the John Giorno Foundation has just launched/re-launched its extensive John Giorno web-site – see  here 
– and can we sing the praises, one more time, of Reality Studio (“A William S Burroughs Community”)?

& more book news:

Thrilled to announce the publication of  Yours Presently – The Selected Letters of John Wieners  – edited by Michael Seth Stewart and with an introduction by Eileen Myles. More on this in the coming weeks but wanting, without further delay, to mention it here.

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