Raymond is currently editing with George Scrivani (we await with great anticipation), an edition of the extraordinary final unpublished poems of Gregory, The Golden Dot – Last Poems 1980-2000, for New Directions.
“A Father, A Son, Two Trees, and a Truck” by Chris Buck, a extensive memoir of San Francisco and Lawrence Ferlinghetti and one man’s quest to honor his memory, is well worth reading. You can find it on the site of the Beat Museum – here
Sea Urchin Press (we mentioned them last week in the context of a Lew Welch volume) have several more interesting (limited edition) items available, notably Peter Orlovsky’s Rough Mixes (a cassette collection of recordings, eleven solo tracks from a 1981 recording session at ZBS Foundation, New York City), and, also on cassette, Amici Nella Poesia – Franco Beltrametti and Jim Koller (likewise, available as a Counter Culture Chronicle). Their Ed Sanders volume, (in collaboration with Moloko-Plus), The Ex-Terr Poems, is, regrettably, out-of-print but you can find more information about it – here. Sea Urchin is run by artist-publisher-maverick Ben Schot and you can find more him – here, and here
Marianne Faithfull (with Warren Ellis) – Marianne Faithfull reads Lord Byron (from an upcoming album of her reading from the great Romantic poets (against Warren Ellis’ ambient background) – more of this in the coming months – stay tuned