Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 500 (William Burroughs Birthday)

William S Burroughs, Lawrence, Kansas, March 1982 – photo: Allen Ginsberg, courtesy Stanford University Libraries / Allen Ginsberg Estate

It’s an auspicious day today. It’s our 500th “Weekly Round Up” – and it’s William Burroughs birthday today.

Here’s James Grauerholz, back in September, on Paul K’s Wake Island podcast on Last Words – The Final Journals of William S Burroughs


Here’s Michael Gentile’s memoir – “Ten feet tall – looking down on us, talking backwards -the man would’ve been 107 years old on February 5th…”


Allen and William – photographs of him, and of the two of them together – here

Allen and William, Lawrence, Kansas, May 30, 1991. photo probably
snapped by James Grauerholz with Allen’s camera


Ed Sanders – Glyph for the Muse of Sudden Clarification (2018)


Ed Sanders and Janis Joplin, Anderson Theater, New York, 1968. Photo – Elliott Landy

Raymond Foye‘s interview with Ed Sanders in Gagosian Quarterly is a must-read. Ed on the mysteries of Egyptology, Ed on the value of archives. Read it in its entirety – here


We mentioned it yesterday, but for those who missed it, here it is again – Allen Ginsberg Fall of America Tribute, we’re happy to report, is now officially out.


Jack Kerouac and haiku Tim Murphy’s in-depth examination for Presence (“Britain’s leading independent haiku journal”) is well worth a read – see here

and what else?

Paul Yamazaki of City Lights is interviewed on 50 years of bookselling – see here  

and Vesuvio (just across the way) is profiled in the San Francisco Chroniclehere

Speaking of Beat cafe’s, plans afoot, apparently, for New York’s Cafe Figaro to be re-opening.

and – Howl beer anyone?

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