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[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 348
January 12, 2018
Reposting and restating last week’s big news – “Howl’,  a newly-assembled red vinyl  box-set will be available soon – next month – from Craft Recordings.  February 23 is slated as the release-date. Hold your breath! A couple of weeks back,  Chris Agg uploaded a scattering of short Beat-related video-clips onto You Tube.[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 347
January 5, 2018
Looking forward and looking back, with the year’s first “Weekly Round-Up”, starting off with Allen Ginsberg – Fotografìa y Poetica Beat at the Photology Gallery in Garzon, Uruguay –  the first ever showing of Allen’s photographs in South America!  (this show is coming to a close, closing-date is next Tuesday, January 9).[…]
Allen Ginsberg 1985 Naropa reading
December 31, 2017
Continuing from yesterday’s Eric Mottram-Philip Whalen reading Allen Ginsberg  (following some brief announcements of upcoming readings by Anne Waldman) Anne Waldman introduces Allen Ginsberg:; AW: Allen Ginsberg – Guggenheim Fellow and member of the American Institute of Arts and Letters, the author of Howl, Kaddish, Planet News, The[…]
Eric Mottram and Philip Whalen 1985 Naropa Reading
December 30, 2017
  Eric Mottram] A vintage Naropa reading from July 21 1985 in two parts for this weekend. Today, the first part, features Eric Mottram and Philip Whalen. Anne Waldman gives the introductions. Allen Ginsberg tomorrow. AW: We’re pleased to have Eric Mottram, Philip Whalen and Allen Ginsberg reading – and Eric and[…]
A List of List Poems
December 21, 2017
AG:  But by this anaphoric rapture, or anaphoric repetition, it {Crashaw’s poem “The Flaming  Heart”] actually builds up to rapture. So this is what Anne Waldman calls “a list poem”, actually, an early list poem. I taught a little poetry workshop this weekend and checked out list poems and the samples I[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 336
October 6, 2017
Just a reminder that it’s Kerouac celebrations in his home-town of Lowell this weekend. Festivities have already begun, but plenty’s still happening –  you can[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 333
September 15, 2017
Next week in Paris (September 20-22) sees the sixth Annual Conference of the European Beat Studies Network –  “The Transcultural Beat Generation”  is this year’s focus “(Collaboration. Publication, Translation)”.  The three days are broken down as follows: Wednesday, the 20th – “French Edition(s) and Beat Intellectual Life in Paris” – Thursday, the[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 330
August 25, 2017
Allen Ginsberg on tv, May 7 1968 on Firing Line With William Buckley from the Letters column in last weekend’s New York Times Book Review “Reading Ann Douglas’s review of Allen Ginsberg’s “The Best Minds of My Generation” (Aug. 6) reminded me of a chance meeting with Ginsberg in the early ’60s.[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 328
August 11, 2017
The treasure-trove that is the recently-digitalized Stanford archive is starting to unpack itself. Last week, Jay Barmann at the SFist, spotlighted a particularly choice gem (two gems, in fact) – Ginsberg and Bob Dylan, talking backstage, on December 11, 1965, in San Francisco,[…]