Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 489

Kurt Vonnegut at home, New York City,  June 12 1987 – photo: Allen Ginsberg, courtesy Stanford University Libraries / Allen Ginsberg Estate

November 11 2022. It’s the Kurt Vonnegut Centennial Happy Birthday Kurt Vonnegut!

Check out our extensive Vonnegut-Ginsberg posting from last year


“So this year marks the 25th anniversary of the passing of Allen Ginsberg…”  Patti Smith – Live at Ladder to the Moon Festival, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico (Georgia O’Keefe‘s Ghost Ranch), this past September. See here:

Allen Ginsberg in Hungary –  A celebration next Tuesday of the publication of  A Nélkülözhetetlen  Allen Ginsberg, (The Essential Ginsberg, in Hungarian translation), featuring poet and translator, Gabor Gyukics  – (An earlier presentation of the book (early last month) by Gyukics, alongside Györe Balázs can be viewed here)

Allen Ginsberg in Spain –  this Saturday, in Gijón, Spain. A stage version (the first in the country) of  Aullido”  (“Howl” ) with jazz piano by Jacobo de Miguel, directed/performed by actress, Cris Puertas.  – Vi las mejores mentes de mi generación….”


Pat Thomas‘  Kerouac notes on Jack Kerouac’s Poetry for the Beat Generation re-issue – see here

Paul Maher, Jr. reviews Desolation Peak for Pop Matters here

Tom Diventi reviews Gregory Corso’s The Golden Dothere

Holly George-Warren on Patti Smith

& check out Dwight Garner’s review of Bob Dylan’s new book in The New York Times

One comment

  1. I’m now 48 years old, and spent 14 years in prison, from 2001 to 2015. I am a Canadian who served his time in a brutal US prison, and Allen kept me alive. Sometimes he was all I had. Upon release and return to Canada, I took my husband’s last name, who remains in the prison I met him in, and took for a middle name “Allen”, in tribute to my hero. Just want you to know I exist. In honor of him, I’m reading a book I missed through the years (books were difficult to get in there, all had to pass a censor) Vonnegut’s “Cat’s Cradle.”

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