Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 532

Gelek Rimpoche, Ann Arbor Michigan, August 29, 1992 – photo by Allen Ginsberg

“A year and a half into mask-wearing and social isolation, the new Allen Ginsberg photography exhibit at the Tibet House, Transforming Minds: Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche and Friends, is a welcome reminder of the power of friendship and human connection”

– Alison Spiegel writing, in her review of the Ginsberg-Gelek Rimpoche show, in Tricycle

More on the show in the weeks ahead. The exhibit is up until December 12


Legendary poet musician and pioneering marijuana activist John Sinclair turns 80 tomorrow

Come celebrate with John and friends at his 80th Birthday Party And Intergalactic Broadcast, broadcasting live out of the Genesee County Compassion Club, Flint, Michigan  on the John Sinclair Radio Show on his flagship station, Radio Free Amsterdam  (4- 8 pm EDT  (9-1 pm GMT – 10-2pm CET))



image of Jack Hirschman in the window of City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco, 2021 = photo by Christopher Michel

Tomorrow (October 2) at noon in San Francisco, in his beloved North Beach, a memorial for the late great Jack Hirschman.  “Meet at Specs’ at noon, and join the second line procession to Caffe Trieste, then onward to Washington Square Park for poetry and music” –  It promises to be a great local event – a great international event –  A glorious “Celebration of A Poet”

& don’t miss Agneta Falk, his widow, and Kim Shuck, San Francisco’s seventh Poet Laureate (Jack was the fourth), on their memories of Jack – here


“Richard Avedon, his studio September 1984, twenty years earlier he’d taken a classic photograph of me and Peter Orlovsky naked, arms round each other’s waist. He invited us back to pose the same, older. I brought my camera too.”  (photo & caption: Allen Ginsberg, courtesy Stanford University Libraries / Allen Ginsberg Estate / Getty Images)

October 1st (today)  – the anniversary of the passing, in 2004, of photographer, Richard Avedon, author of a number of iconic images of Allen, and of Allen & Peter Orlovsky, notably this one

and what about this one of the whole Ginsberg family

Allen Ginsberg’s family – Hannah (Honey) Litzky, aunt; Leo Litzky, uncle; Abe Ginsberg, uncle; Anna Ginsberg, aunt; Louis Ginsberg, father; Eugene Brooks, brother; Allen Ginsberg, poet; Anne Brooks, niece; Peter Brooks, nephew; Connie Brooks, sister-in-law; Lyle Brooks, nephew; Eugene Brooks; Neal Brooks, nephew; Edith Brooks, stepmother, Louis Ginsberg, Paterson, New Jersey, May 3 1970, 1993 – Gelatin silber print 96 x 240 inches (243.8 x 609.6 cm) – edition of 3 – (c) The Richard Avedon Foundation

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