Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 370

[Issa (1763-1828) – Portrait by Muramatsu Shunpo (1772-1858) (Issa Memorial Hall, Shinano, Nagano, Japan]

It’s the anniversary today (born 1763) of the birth of the great Japanese haiku poet, Issa

[Nanao Sakakai –  “Inch By Inch” – translations of Issa – “Katatsumuri Sort-soronobore Fujinoyama” (“Inch by inch -/Little snail/Creep up and up Mt.Fuji”)]

For more of Allen-on-haiku – see here and here  and here

For Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche‘s  informative insights on haiku – see here

For Allen’s Mostly Sitting Haiku – see here

For some of  Jack Kerouac‘s haiku – see here 

Happy Birthday Issa!

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Friday Weekly Round-Up – 210

 

[Allen Ginsberg – Allen Ginsberg Nude Self-Portrait, Portland, Seattle, 1991 – Photograph via the University of Toronto Collection, Gift of the Larry and Cookie Rossy Family Foundation, 2014]

Opening last week (Feb 20) and up till early April (April 5), it’s the University of Toronto’s Ginsberg photo show, “We Are Continually Exposed to the Flashbulb of Death  – The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg (1953-1996) curated by Barbara Fischer and John Shoesmith – currently at the Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver

“Essential viewing” – Burroughs: The Movie moves from the New York Film Festival to the Glasgow Film Read More

Friday Weekly Round-Up – 209

 

 

Linda Cronin and Linda Hillringhouse – first-prize winners at the annual  Paterson, New Jersey. Passaic County Community College Allen Ginsberg awards – Congratulations you two! Tonight, in NYC (at the Cornelia Street Cafe) – Eliot Katz, Bob Rosenthal, and others – an hommage to Allen Ginsberg (the first of a series of readings, organized by Gordon Gilbert, that will be focusing on a variety of Beat writers) Manuel Agnelli (of Afterhours), a few weeks back at Sala Verdi Conservaorio di Milano, reciting Allen Ginsberg ( “Moloch! Solitudine! Sudicio! Bruttura! Pattumiere e inottenibili dollari!..”) … Read More