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Three Dreams
November 24, 2020
Quoting from Allen’s dreams yesterday (careful notations, as featured in The Fall of America Journals), here’s another one: from May 2, 1966  Washington DC In the White House,  (President Lyndon) Johnson’s office late at nite, everybody settling down to sleep, I get on a temporary couch by the wall, several others are sleeping the same […]
1967 Dream (The Visiting Tibetans)
November 23, 2020
William Carlos Williams – 1961 (two years before his death)  – photo: courtesy Yale University, Beinecke Library, Special Collections (photographer unknown) Allen Ginsberg dreamt, vivid dreams, and was in the habit of writing them down. It was an essential part of his practice.  It was a discipline and habit he maintained all his life. The […]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 491
November 20, 2020
Courtroom illustration of Allen Ginsberg (sic – from the Chicago Conspiracy Trial) by Franklin McMahon, 1969–70. From Chicago History Museum/Getty Images Eric Liebetrau opens his review of The Fall of America Journals for Kirkus  (‘An American Road Trip With Allen Ginsberg‘) with a description of Allen by Tom Robbins “A hot-wired sutra slinger, a Vendantic […]
Joanne Kyger
November 19, 2020
Joanne Kyger, 1989, New York City – photo: Allen Ginsberg – courtesy Stanford University Libraries / Allen Ginsberg Estate Remembering the remarkable and much-missed Joanne Kyger. She would have been 86 today. Here are a scattering of posts featuring her on The Allen Ginsberg Project From 2011 – on the occasion of the publication of the […]
Hope Savage
November 18, 2020
Hope Savage, Kolkata, 1962  – photo: Peter Orlovksy, courtesy Stanford University Libraries / Allen Ginsberg Estate Hope Savage – “Mystery Girl”.  Hope Savage.   Kevin Ring’s Beat Scene book, a short monograph, came out back in 2011.   Further information on “The Beat Generation’s Missing Woman” (from the equally mysterious “Wanderling“) may be found here: “In March […]
David Amram’s 90th birthday
November 17, 2020
David Amram, New York City, 1994, at the NYU Beats Festival – photo: Allen Ginsberg , courtesy Stanford University Libraries / Allen Ginsberg Estate David Amram‘s 90th birthday today! – Happy Birthday, David! Extensive Amram postings on The Allen Ginsberg Project.  See our previous birthday posting here  (and here) David Amram Remembers Jack Kerouac David […]
Lewis Warsh (1944-2020)
November 15, 2020
Lewis Warsh (1944-2020). Photo: John Sarsgard More sad news to have to impart, the passing of our dear friend, New York-based poet, visual artist, professor, prose writer, editor, and publisher, Lewis Warsh . He just recently celebrated his 76th birthday. His was a legendary collaboration with his first wife, Anne Waldman and the magazine Angel Hair  […]
Remembering Ted Berrigan
November 15, 2020
Ted Berrigan, 1967 – painting by Alex Katz Today, November 15th, would have been the 86th birthday of the late great “New York School” poet, Ted Berrigan (1934-1983). For our extensive 2013 posting on him – see here For a 7-part transcription of the lecture he gave on his own work and Jack Kerouac at […]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 490
November 13, 2020
The week of the publication of The Fall of America Journals. Here’s Michael Schumacher’s introduction Here’s an excerpt – “When Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder Roamed The Pacific North West”     Here’s more early reviews – here  and  here Hanuman Presents! –  Vivien Bittencourt and Vincent Katz‘s filmed record (from 1997) of a reading […]
Allen Ginsberg Reads (Ginsberg, Lorca, Williams, Schwitters, Shelley)
November 12, 2020
We need to hear the voice of Allen Ginsberg. We’re grateful to “The Citizen” (David Abels) and his podcast/You Tube show “I Am Citizen Abels”. Here’s Allen recorded in New York City,  April 29, 1988, reading and discussing his poetry and discussing the intricacies of his craft. An invaluable document. Not only do we get […]
Fall of America Journals
November 10, 2020
The Fall of America Journals -Allen Ginsberg (edited by Michael Schumacher), University of Minnesota Press, 2020 It’s arrived!  The official publication-date has arrived (although pre-publication copies have been circulating for a while now). The Fall of America Journals (1965-1971), the third and final volume of Michael Schumacher‘s three-volume selection for the University of Minnesota Press […]
Robert Frank’s Birthday
November 9, 2020
Robert Frank, New York, 1995 – photo: Allen Ginsberg, courtesy Stanford University Libraries / Allen Ginsberg Estate Remembering our dear friend Robert Frank today on the occasion of what would have been his 96th birthday Robert Frank birthday celebrations on The Allen Ginsberg Project  –  here , here, here, and here and check out also Robert […]
Alice Notley
November 8, 2020
Alice Notley Paris-based American poet, and long-time friend of The Allen Ginsberg Project, Alice Notley turns 75 today.  See our extensive birthday posting from back in 2014 – here Read the lecture she gave on Allen, in 2018, the keynote speech at the Allen Ginsberg Symposium,  at the St Marks Poetry Project in New York, “Allen Ginsberg […]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 489
November 6, 2020
Alec Pederson reading from “Howl and Other Poems”, November 3, 2020 Ginsberg’s abiding relevance – 14-year-old Alec Pederson (along with his friend James Wyrtzen) performing this past Tuesday (Election Day) outside the East Rock high school polling place (East Rock, New Haven, Connecticut). “The centerpiece of their half-hour Election Day concert”, their local newspaper reports, […]
Election Day
November 3, 2020
November 3, 2020 – Election Day America when will we end the human war? America when will you be angelic? When will you take off your clothes? When will you look at yourself through the grave? (from Allen Ginsberg’s poem “America”, 1956)