April 1st – April Fool – Holy Goof

[Allen Ginsberg, 1976. Photo: Robert Turney]

“Then there’s something I like to call Crazy Seriousness. Kerouac used the word “goof” a lot in a very positive way, as when he was describing the Three Stooges in Visions of Cody. He was talking about Neal Cassady, actually, saying how the free imagination he felt in himself was justified in the world outside and he had nothing therefore to reproach himself for…”

[Clark Coolidge on Jack Kerouac]  – in Disembodied Poetics – Annals of the Jack Kerouac School – edited by Anne Waldman and Andrew Schelling … Read More

Allen Ginsberg – Christmas Gift

Documents handwritten by Einstein on his visit to Japan donated to Keio University library


XMAS GIFT I met Einstein in a dream Springtime on Princeton lawn grass I kneeled down and kissed his young thumb like a ruddy pope his fresh face broad cheeked rosy “I invented a universe separate, something like a Virgin” – “Yes, the creature gives birth to itself,” I quoted from Mescaline We sat down open air universal summer to eat lunch, professor’s wives at the Tennis Court Club, our meeting eternal, as expected, my gesture to kiss his fist unexpectedly saintly considering the Atom Bomb I didn’t mention, New York, December 14, 1972 Allen Ginsberg – from Mind Read More