“Kerouac and Me, which is based on the writings of the beat icon, will see stars of music, film, television, literature, politics, sports and business share in-depth stories of how the writer inspired their work. It will also feature newly unearthed, never-before-heard audio recordings of Kerouac at the height of his creative powers.”
“Jack Kerouac changed my life,” said Imperioli, who will lead interviews and tell his own stories of how the novelist helped him”
and there’s more – they’re also at work on “a three-season, ten-episode podcast based on Kerouac’s Belief and Technique of Modern Prose...developing episodes with a wide variety of A-list musicians, writers, actors and others who have been influenced by Kerouac’s writings.”
We can’t wait.
We missed it – earlier this month – Peter Coyote‘s 80th birthday celebration at the John Natsoulas Center For The Arts, in Davis, California, where he read and signed books.
The book in question – “Tongue of A Crow” (from Four Way Books) – “Forty-nine poems ..scribbled down over five decades, then hid away a desk drawer…Five years ago, Coyote started shaping, sharpening and condensing these poems with the help of poet Patrick Donnelly – and now, in 2021, their publication! – “It’s pretty exciting to hold 50 years of work in my hand,” Coyote observes. “This is an entire lifetime…in this very thin book.”
and more from California – next Wednesday, please note, from City Lights, this Diane di Prima Memorial event. One year on from her passing. Garrett Caples, Cedar Sigo, Hanif Abdurraqib, Sunnylyn Thibodeaux, Wendy Trevino, and more, celebrate and remember this much-missed, remarkable poet.
and another Di Prima event the following Saturday
Gelek Rimpoche’ would’ve celebrated his 82nd birthday next week. The exhibition at Tibet House – “Transforming Minds Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche And Friends” is still up, remaining up until December 12). We strongly advise, if its at all possible, if you’re in the New York area, to get to it. Meanwhile on Tuesday, 7pm (EST), film-maker Nikki Appino will be hosting a “Zoom Watch Party” for her film “The American Rimpoche – A Tibetan Lama in the 21st Century“. More about that -see here
“Buddha, Dionysus, political activist? Ginsberg was a bad ass poet who could chant and enchant. He sang to kids in the ghetto. He read to the enlightened and the not so. His anger was that of a trickster; his verse went right to the heart and shook it with hard-boiled reality…” – Read more of Miller’s recollections – here