Jacqueline Gens Interview
August 20, 2018
Long before she began working with Allen Ginsberg in the 1980s, Jacqueline Gens was inspired by the Beat writers. Discovering their work when she was in her teens, she points to Allen Ginsberg’s poem “Kaddish” as one that “just rocked my world.” A poet in her[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 366
May 18, 2018
Allen Ginsberg in Asia – another early taste of David S Wills’  World Citizen – Allen Ginsberg as Traveller, (due out later this year – his fourth book, and another must-read from Beatdom‘s spirited editor). Also from Beatdom this year (we mentioned these titles last week),[…]
Barry Farber Interview – 3
April 14, 2018
The Barry Farber 1976 interview that we featured last week continues. Audio for the interview can be heard here and here  BF: I’m Barry Farber, Peter Orlovsky is with us –  I think that means “the son of the eagle” AG: Right…  Russian too. BF: Allen[…]
Barry Farber Interview – 2
April 8, 2018
Barry Farber’s 1975 radio interview continues. In this second segment, Allen engages with two studio guests (unlikely cohorts), the open-minded and wonderfully out-of-fashion “Bullets” Durgin, and Robert Goodman, “a young reporter, no longer just a collegiate reporter” BF:  Poets, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, Jonathan Robbins[…]
The Barry Farber Interview – 1
April 7, 2018
  Drawing this weekend from the remarkable Stanford archives. We begin with a tape from 1976, Allen and company in conversation with conservative talk-show host Barry Farber, a two-hour radio appearance (We’ll be featuring it in segments – In the first, today,[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 359
March 30, 2018
Today, Friday March 30th. is Howl dedicatee, Carl Solomon‘s birthday. For last year’s Carl Solomon posting (“Remembering Carl Solomon”) – see here) It’s also the anniversary of Rimbaud‘s lover, the poet, Paul Verlaine‘s birthday.  (For a[…]
Early Ginsberg – 3 – Two Sonnets
March 7, 2018
AG: Then I tried some combination… then Shakespeare , then I tried a Shakespeare sonnet (again, the same year (1948). The occasion was  reading the entire manuscript of Kerouac’s The Town and The City, and because it was so monumental and poderoso,  […]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 355
March 2, 2018
Publication date next week (March 8), we’re very happy to announce and very much looking forward to it  – Simon Warner‘s new book  Kerouac on Record – A Literary Soundtrack  Olivier Julien, (Lecturer in the History and Musicology of Popular Music, at the Sorbonne in Paris) writes: “Following Text and Drugs and[…]
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[…]
Vojo Sindolic’s 1986 Belgrade Interview – part one
February 24, 2018
Vojo Sindolic‘s 1986 interview with Allen in Belgrade (in two parts – the second part will follow tomorrow) is our focus on The Allen Ginsberg Project this weekend. Vojo’s translation of Cosmopolitan Greetings  (Kozmopolitski pozdravi ) has just appeared from Hrvatskoga društva pisaca  (h,d,p) (the Croatian Writers[…]