Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 570

Material Wealth”  & George Whitman, Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Shakespeare and Co bookstore, Paris, January 1982 – Photo by Steven Taylor, courtesy Stanford University Libraries / Allen Ginsberg Estate

Last night in Paris saw the end of the Material Wealth  European tour with a reading at the fabled Shakespeare and Co in Paris


Interesting Ginsberg item(s) up for auction yesterday at Bonhams:

Siesta in Xbalba and Return to the States, first edition, (one of approximately 50 copies), inscribed to Gary Snyder “For Gary Snyder, another poet/ Kitkitdizze Aug 28, 1971/ Allen Ginsberg” –  “As Published by the Author, July 1956, Near Icy Cape Alaska At the Sign of the Midnight Sun”.   The item more than met its asking price, selling for £10,880 ($13,817).


Noted Czech poet Petr Hruška is on a brief North American tour, through till April 8th, and gives a rare reading today in New York at Columbia University – see here


Upcoming this Saturday (tomorrow), upstate in Woodstock, Andy Clausen
– celebrating the great Andy Clausen!


and Sunday, in England (Birmingham), at the Jennifer Blackwell Performance Space. – Steve Tromans and Howl – the 20th Anniversary Concert

Steve Tromans

Sad to record the passing of our dear friend Neeli Cherkovski –  who died this week, following a heart attack, aged 78.  Long-time resident of San Francisco, long-time Beat poet and biographer, long-time friend, we noted his extraordinary life and achievement – here.

For more on Neeli – see here

and his obituary in the San Francisco Chroniclehere

Neeli Cherkovski

Rest in peace, Neeli

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