The archive of West Coast photographer/photojournalist Clay Geerdes (1934-1997) is now (and has been for the past five years and more) in the capable hands of his close friend
David Miller. All manner of great (and important) documentary images. For his page on Allen Ginsberg – see here
Thanks to Jerry Cimino and The Beat Museum (which will be re-opening soon) for a heads-up on this one – Allen’s early poems at Columbia, 1947 – “The Proposal” and “Love Letter – Easter Sunday 1947″, both of which appear in this very scarce edition of the Columbia Review (dated, May 1947).
Early Ginsberg – Remember this?
Ginsberg’s Karma – Ram Devineni and Bob Holman‘s Ginsberg documentary that we wrote about here last week gets an early review by Sandip Roy in First Post (see also his podcast (from “Dispatches from Kolkata” – here )
In our notification of the latest print issue of Beatdom, we may have failed to note this (from Beatdom on-line) – Mike Breger‘s essay “Metropolitan Greetings – Allen Ginsberg Behind the Iron Curtain (from Havana to Moscow)” – “No matter where on the globe he is, or who he is with, Ginsberg attempted to relate to himself and others on a human level, as a part of the world-soul, rather than as an American. It is this insistence on humanity that cements Ginsberg’s status as a true world citizen”.
Marianne recites Wordsworth (from The Prelude Book First – Introduction – Childhood and School-Time)