Still saddened by the news of the death of the wonderful prose writer and long-time Naropa teacher, Bobbie-Louise Hawkins. Previous postings on Bobbie on the Allen Ginsberg Project can be found here and here. We miss you, Bobbie, your warm and wise insights, that wonderful Texan drawl! We miss you!
[Anselm Hollo, Tom Raworth, Bobbie-Louise Hawkins, Jenny Dorn – photograph Jane Dalrymple-Hollo]
[Anselm Hollo, Anne Waldman, Bobbie-Louise Hawkins, Jack Collom – photograph Jane Dalrymple-Hollo]
[Joanne Kyger, Allen Ginsberg, Bobbie-Louise Hawkins, Peter Orlovsky, Michael McClure and Diane Wakowski, at a poetry festival, Bisbee, Arizona, August 1980 – courtesy of the Allen … Read More
This evening, a group reading with Anselm Berrigan, Rin Johnson, Patricia Spears Jones, Sharon Mesmer, Lara Mimosa Montes, Trace Peterson, and sam sax.
Tomorrow (from 2-5) an Ed Sanders workshop – “Investigative Poetry and the Spirit of Allen Ginsberg” and a panel (8 o’clock), “Out of Place” with Ken Chen, Julie Ezelle Patton, Anne Waldman, and Rachel Zucker (moderated by Erica Hunt).
May Day. May Day. Revolution in the air. We welcome today this guest posting from Czech Beat scholar and Allen’s good friend, Josef Rauvolf
The King of May Revisited
When, on May the first, 1965, a thirty-nine-year-old Allen Ginsberg drove through the streets of Prague, observing the atmosphere in the crowded streets and in the park, where later the celebration and elections would take place, he definitely had good reason to feel elated. As the students’ candidate for Kral Majales, (King of May), he could, reasonably confidently, count on being elected.
Actually, he was already King of Prague. In the … Read More