Allen Ginsberg – Iron Curtain Journals
November 5, 2018
Publication day tomorrow (November 6) for Allen Ginsberg – Iron Curtain Journals – January-May 1965, edited by Michael Schumacher and published by the University of Minnesota Press – the first of three in a series of unpublished travel journals Anne Waldman: “”Iron Curtain Journals is a romp of complex encounters and intrigue:[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 386
October 5, 2018
The annual Jack Kerouac festival in Lowell, his home town (Lowell Celebrates Kerouac) began yesterday and continues through Monday.  This year, LCK is observing the thirtieth anniversary of the dedication of the Jack Kerouac Commemorative and the sixtieth anniversary of the publication of The Dharma Bums. Among the highlights, David Amram (of[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 381
August 31, 2018
The Beats and Women – that continually thorny topic (we noted last week Blair Hurley’s Paris Review article – You might also recall Lynnette Lounsbury’s piece in The[…]
Jacqueline Gens Interview – part 2
August 21, 2018
Robert Frank – New York City, September 1993 – photo: Allen Ginsberg] John Shoesmith interviews Jacqueline Gens on Allen Ginsberg’s Photography – continues JS: Do you have any favourites from the collection? JG: I loved the portraits from the 1980s. The one of Juanita Lieberman, from the Twelve Trees book, one of[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 375
July 20, 2018
The Beat Scene – Photographs by Burt Glenn – edited by Tony Nourmand and Michael Shulman (with an essay by Jack Kerouac), a dazzling portfolio of images shot between 1957 and 1960,  both in New York and San Francisco – close up, contemporaneous, and at the heart of the Beat phenomenon –[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 363
April 27, 2018
An Allen Ginsberg Symposium coming up next week at the Poetry Project. Three days of events next Thursday through Saturday. Full details of the programming can be found here. Highlights include, “Allen Ginsberg: An International Poetry, Its Genius & Particles”, a keynote talk by Alice Notley, workshops with Anne Waldman and Ed[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up -360
April 6, 2018
National Poetry Month in America this month. “April is the cruellest..” and all that. We’re very much of the opinion of noted[…]
Howl Vinyl Release
February 22, 2018
There will be a celebration at CIty Lights tonight (Thursday the 22nd) for the Concord Music box-set re-issue, Allen Ginsberg reading “Howl”,  The Howl deluxe box set includes a reissue of the classic 1959 Fantasy Records red vinyl LP, a replica of the original poetry book, published by City Lights in 1956,[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 351
February 2, 2018
Next week, Neal Cassady‘s birthday.,   On Friday and Saturday, next week, they’ll be the big celebration in Denver (with special guests, Jami Cassady and David Amram – for more information on those celebrations – see here). Monday,, it’s another Beat birthday – William Burroughs. There’s a celebration of that tonight – Three[…]