Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 35
August 5, 2011
Two weeks since the last “weekly round-up”, so let’s get right down to it. First, to sing the praises of a wonderful essay by “our own” Steve Silberman, (see earlier contributions here and here) – “Ginsberg’s Failure” – his contribution to the second issue[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 29
June 17, 2011
Trawling through E-bay, this past week, we came across this, Ted Berrigan and Allen Ginsberg’s collaborative poem, Reds: REDS There isn’t much to say to Marxists in Nicaragua with .45’s afraid of the U.S. Secretary of State, eating celery. Back in[…]
Anne Waldman
April 2, 2011
Indefatigeable, irrepressible, poet, teacher and activist, Anne Waldman, Allen’s ‘spiritual wife’, is 66 today. Auspicious numbers. Here‘s Anne, from 2006, reading her memorial poem for Allen, “Notes on Sitting Beside A Noble Corpse”. Here she is with Steven Taylor, and Tyler[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up 18
March 25, 2011
Marvin Moore’s extraordinary picture of an ecstatic Allen reading from Howl at Columbia University in 1981, on the occasion of the poem’s 25th anniversary, heads up our weekly round-up. Further images (a studio portrait (from 1985), two portraits of[…]
Friends and Colleagues Remember Allen
February 23, 2011
In today’s Guardian, Hermione Hoby has collected some entertaining accounts from Joyce Johnson, John Allen Cassady, Steven Taylor and Anne Waldman, memories of Allen,[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 9
January 21, 2011
Hommage to Allen in France For those of you who might find yourself in Paris tonight! –  Patti Smith salutes Allen, at La Salle Pleyel, part of a week-long engagement. She’ll be joined, as she has been on several previous such occasions , by Lenny Kaye and Philip Glass. Their thoughts about[…]
Anne Waldman: Janine Pommy Vega, Beat Sister
December 24, 2010
Janine Pommy Vega, Beat Sister (February 5, 1942- December 23, 2010) A great sister spirit, woman extraordinaire of the Beat literary movement who left her home in Union City, New Jersey age 15 to seek out the Beats, died December 23rd at her home in Willow, New York, outside Woodstock. She was[…]
LA Times – Reading Howl and Howl
October 4, 2010
Quite the reaction at Hollywood’s Sunset 5… Carolyn Kellogg in the LA Times “By the time they got to the Holy-Holy-Holy part, the 50 poets and fans who’d assembled for a group reading of Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” had worked up lots of momentum. Voices raised together, arms thrust in the air, people[…]
Peter Orlovsky Memorial – Wednesday September 22, 2010, St. Mark’s Church
September 16, 2010
Dated material: There will be a memorial reading for poet, Peter Orlovsky on Wednesday, September 22,  (2010) 8pm. St. Mark’s Church. 10th St at 2nd Ave, NYC. The event is free. Peter Orlovsky (July 8,1933-May 30, 2010) Poet, singer, farmer, yodeler, banjo-picker, Buddhist practitioner, Allen Ginsberg’s lifelong-companion, Kerouac’s Simon Darlovsky in Desolation[…]
Beat Generator
July 28, 2010
  Stumbled across this nifty ‘Beat Generator’ image in Washington City Paper’s Weekend Arts Round-Up coverage of last weekends goings-on in DC. They also had an interview with Anne Waldman as she walked through the National Gallery’s “Beat Memories” exhibition[…]