Barry Farber Interview – 4
April 15, 2018
We continue with the transcription of Allen’s appearance on Barry Farber’s 1976 radio broadcast. In this episode, a punk Jonathan Robbins appears to the consternation of Barry Farber, and Allen discusses, among other things, ecology (eco-consciousness) and the apparent difficulty (alleged impossibility) of translation.  BF:  (The Beat Generation) ….was every[…]
Vojo Sindolic’s 1986 Belgrade Interview – part two
February 25, 2018
Allen Ginsberg interview – continuing from yesterday VS: When you first visited me in my home in my birthplace, the old city of Dubrovnik, in October of 1980, you were so delighted by its beauty that you decided to stop and stay for[…]
More Robert Duncan – 1
January 13, 2018
Following on from last week’s posting on Robert Duncan, here’s another one. From 1976, from that remarkable Bay Area Writers series that took place at Novato, California that we’ve featured  before. (See , for example, here and here, here. here and here) RD: (I have (currently) three books) ..in print with New[…]
Buddhism and The Beats (Ginsberg 1993 – I – Introduction)
July 15, 2017
A real treat this weekend – with gratitude to Robyn Brentano and students from the NYU Ethnographic Film Program – “Buddhism and the Beats.”. “In 1993, Allen Ginsberg spoke to a gathering of students of the Tibetan Buddhist monk, Lobsang Samten, about the impact of Buddhist thought and practice on himself, the[…]
Allen Ginsberg at Cheltenham 1993
May 27, 2017
Allen Ginsberg, in 1993, reading at the Cheltenham Literature Festival in England. The feature today on The Allen Ginsberg Project. Allen reads a selection of poems, (mostly from White Shroud and the, subsequently-published Cosmpolitan Greetings Introduction: Good evening everybody and some of you I’m sure came to the event where Allen Ginsberg[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 313
April 28, 2017
Allen’s new book, The Best Minds of My Generation, selections from Allen’s lectures (not to be confused with the lectures transcribed here on the Allen Ginsberg Project), “mercifully reduced to 455 pages, shorn of repetitions, student interventions and Ginsberg’s habit[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 308
March 31, 2017
Heads-up for next Friday! (Friday April 7) – Ginsberg Green – “A spoken word & musical gathering honoring the life and Green activism of Allen Ginsberg” – a unique celebratory event, organized by our good friend Patrick Warner, scheduled to take place at The Sprinkler Factory in Worcester, Mass, starting approximately 6[…]
Rimbaud’s Birthday
October 20, 2016
Allen Ginsberg Arthur Rimbaud‘s birthday For Rimbaud on the Allen Ginsberg Project – see here and here and here  A defence of Rimbaud  by Allen Ginsberg from a letter from Allen Ginsberg to (Professor) Lionel Trilling, September 4, 1945 : …That you are unable to understand why I make so much of[…]
Comprehensive Reading
October 12, 2016
Edmund Spenser (1552-1599) AG: Edmund Spenser is a colossus, and he’s so big that I think we’ll go around him Except, maybe, one or two, one or two little short things – the Epithalamion – a big Leviathan poem here, marriage poem. What I would suggest is that you go home and[…]
Jim Carroll workshop continues – 4
August 21, 2016
Jim Carroll workshop continues – see here, here and here JC: I mean, that just has..you know. Like, I mentioned before about Henry Miller – the one book.. when they ask(ed) me what books people should read for this course, I mention(ed) the Henry Miller book, (The) Time of the Assasins, because,[…]