“Old maple hairytrunks root asphalt grass marge, November branches rare leaved,/ Giant woodlegged wiretowers’ threads stretch above pond woods highway, white sun fallen hills West./ Car rolling underpass, radio hornvoice “the sight of Bobby Seale bound & gagged at Trial” denied lawyer presum’d innocent?….”
“Wow! It’s just like when we used to perform together! It’s like the pieces were made for each other” (Philip Glass, on hearing the perfect synergy of this recording)
October 6th, for those of you in New York, there’ll be a special album release and film screening party at the Howl Happening Gallery (HA/HA), New York (250 Bowery, 2nd floor) – 6-8 (for more details (full details) – see here
In advance of the upcoming Lowell Celebrates Kerouac celebrations:
and in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the publication of Visions of Gerard,
the Pollard Memorial Library in Lowell will be presenting tomorrow (all day – starting at 9 a.m) a Visions of Gerard marathon reading – The reading will begin with a brief presentation by Kerouac scholar, Steve Edington on some of what motivated Kerouac to write the book.
also, next week (Thursday) poets and friends gather at The Worthen House Café to officially kick off celebrations
Friday sees readings and performances by John Sinclair and David Amram.
For a full schedule of each day’s events – see here
Fresh in to the Mother Ship in Woodstock from Kathmandu! – a beautiful new Diane Di Prima book – Buddhist Ruminations (Selected Buddhist Poems) (with an introduction by Anne Waldman) – 20 poems, 64 pages, copiously illustrated with traditional images, hard covers, and, (as with all Shivastan Press books), elegantly presented, (constructed entirely with handmade paper), and (as with all Shivastan Press books), a precious limited edition – $40 a copy – get yours now
Shiv Mirabito, the publisher of Shivastan Press, can be contacted – here
and opening this weekend – at L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue in southern France, a month-long celebration “Trace de poète – “la Beat Generation”. Contre-culture américaine, portes ouvertes sur le monde contemporain” – Among the highlights – a Nanao Sakaki program (October 5) and upcoming (October 19) Serge Pey – “Poèmes pour Allen”