Herbert Huncke, William & Joan Burroughs’ farm near New Waverly, Texas, July 1947. Photo: Allen Ginsberg, courtesy Stanford University Libraries / Allen Ginsberg Estate
Herbert Huncke (1915-1996) – 25 years since his passing! – (hard to believe!) – Huncke, “godfather of the Beats”, the man who coined the term “Beat” – Saluting him today.
Back in 2015 on the occasion of his Centennial we featured this artfully-chosen photo-portfolio.
Here’s our birthday celebration for Huncke from earlier this year
Don’t miss this – Herbert Huncke’s workshop in 1982 at the Jack Kerouac Conference at Naropa
Allen and Huncke reading in San Francisco in 1967
American Hipster, Hilary Holliday’s biography of Huncke remains in print
Regrettably, the wonderful Herbert Huncke Reader is currently out-of-print
Here’s another wonderful (and rare) Huncke item
Hats off to you, Herbert!
Here, sweet video from videographer Laki Vazakas (we’ve featured it before) – Herbert Huncke at the Chelsea Hotel, January 8, 1994, bopping to… Kraftwerk!