Tomorrow – the 10th of December, don’t miss, a free on-line screening of Lyn Blumenthal and Kate Horsefield’s rarely-screened 1988 filmed interview with Allen, part of an on-going and exciting program of streaming video from The Arab Media Lab – Tangier Interzone (2) . For a full list of their programming (through to the 19th of December) – see here
Speaking of interviews, John P O’Grady just recently published “Living Landscape“, a “lost” (and now happily re-discovered) 1997 interview he made with poet, Gary Snyder – “Snyder is one of our culture’s venerable teachers”, he notes. The subject of their discussion” (a wide-ranging one) was “the influence the American West and its literature has had on him and on his work”
From the interview:
GS: The only snow peak that we had to rope up on, I’m sure! (laughs) He had done trail hikes, you know, up to mountains, but no, that’s the only time he put on crampons and ropes and things…
Jerry Cimino of The Beat Museum interviews Kerouac Estate honcho, Jim Sampas on the proposed new Kerouac Center in Lowell (Jack’s birthplace)
The New York Times ran a (not-too-difficult) Beats Quiz in its book-review section this past Sunday
and, speaking of the Times, don’t miss Alex Williams’ obituary notice of Bernadette Mayer (also appearing in the Times last week)
& it’s Eileen Myles‘ (73rd) birthday today – Happy Birthday Eileen!