Friday’s Weekly Round-Up -393
November 23, 2018
Linda Levitt reviews the Iron Curtain Journals for PopMatters – “Allen Ginsberg’s Journals Offer Insight Into Poetry, Culture, and Politics During the Cold War” “The reader who is familiar with Howl  will find a similar experience in reading Ginsberg’s journals: words and[…]
Barry Farber Interview – 3
April 14, 2018
The Barry Farber 1976 interview that we featured last week continues. Audio for the interview can be heard here and here  BF: I’m Barry Farber, Peter Orlovsky is with us –  I think that means “the son of the eagle” AG: Right…  Russian too. BF: Allen[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 318
June 2, 2017
Anniversary of Allen Ginsberg’s birth tomorrow. Anne Waldman and guests will be celebrating it at the Fox Theatre in Boulder Meanwhile in NYC (from 3-9) at the Howl Happening Gallery (also celebrating the upcoming re-release of the Ginsberg-Blake Songs of Innocence and Experience on CD)  – Ed Sanders, Steven Taylor, Ernie Brooks […]
On Shelley’s “Ode To The West Wind” (Breathing)
December 14, 2016
AG: Another person who.. (we’re getting back to breath now) is Shelley’s “Ode To The West Wind” (in this book on page 669). How many have read Shelley’s “Ode To The West Wind” here? How many have not? How many have not read Shelley’s “Ode To The West[…]
Ginsberg on Mind Flow (Wittgensteinian Linguistic Analysis)
August 17, 2015
Allen continues to elucidate the thirty precepts that comprise Jack Kerouac’s “Belief & Technique for Modern Prose” AG:  “(21) “Struggle to sketch the flow that already exists intact in your mind” –  That’s the real key, or that’s the main slogan here – Struggle – well, I wouldn’t say a struggle –[…]
Expansive Poetry – 60 (More Khlebnikov – 5 – (A Group Reading)
May 26, 2014
AG: So now, as part of our Russian program, I wanted to continue with a little more Khlebnikov, with the poem about laughter, which Richard Poe (sic) can pronounce (for us) in Russian. The text is on the first page of Khlebnikov in our anthologies, for those of you who have it.[…]
Expansive Poetics – 44 – (Mayakovsky – 1)
April 7, 2014
  July 7, 1981, Allen Ginsberg’s class on Expansive Poetics continues AG: We were on (Robert)  Duncan (“A Poem Beginning with a Line by Pindar”),  and actually I read up to Duncan’s introduction of (Walt) Whitman, and I want to leave it there. Actually, when I first read that[…]
Spontaneous Poetics – 72 (continuing)
May 9, 2013
  Student: I’d like to get back to the echoes..the thoughts echoing densities of speech, or something like that. The thought that comes out has a certain density of substance. AG:[…]
Spontaneous Poetics – 69 (Burroughs, Voznesensky & Kaddish)
May 2, 2013
Student: Does the thought come to the mind scored? AG: Pardon me? Student: Does the thought come to the mind broken (say) into three lines..? AG: Hmm – okay, let’s take that up in a minute. That’s an interesting question. Onto (first, though), the next consideration – which[…]
April Fools Day – “I Feel Like Zeus Walking Through Red Square”
April 1, 2013
“Where’ll this reach you? Got bounced out of Havana, landed in lovely Prague and stayed a month, now for the last couple of weeks I’ve been in Moscow and will go on to Warsaw and Budapest and London and see you in Berkeley this summer. Got drunk with Yevtushenko and waiting for[…]