Bob Rosenthal’s Straight Around Allen
November 10, 2018
  There have been a number of recent Beat books of late and our imprimatur of “essential reading” might seem a little easily dispensed and perfunctory – but no, not for this one, not so. This one is essential reading. Bob Rosenthal’s Straight Around Allen – On The Business of Being Allen[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 391
November 9, 2018
November 9th – Robert Frank‘s birthday, his 94th birthday We draw your attention to previous Robert Frank birthday postings here on the Allen Ginsberg Project –  here, here, here, here and here   Don’t Hide The Madness – the William[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 389
October 26, 2018
Andy Clausen‘s  Beat –  A First-Hand Account of The Latter Days of The Beat Generation, long-awaited, finally appears from Autonomedia – Beat is, according to its jacket-blurb,  “an unfiltered chronicle of the wild escapades of those who made the living poetry that expressed the atomic age and beyond….Clausen’s eyewitness memoirs, stories, anecdotes[…]
Philip Lamantia – Preserving Fire
October 23, 2018
Born October 23 1927 in San Francisco, today would have been the poet Philip Lamantia‘s ninety-first birthday. We celebrate him and the remarkable posthumous work Wave Books have just put out – Preserving Fire – Selected Prose (edited by Garrett Caples) Philip has been featured numerous times on the Allen Ginsberg Project[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 388
October 19, 2018
Andy Warhol’s photo archive  (consisting of 3,600 contact sheets and 130,000 images -“the most complete collection of the artist’s black-and-white photography ever made available to the public”)  was[…]
Don’t Hide The Madness
October 13, 2018
Coming out next week ( on Tuesday) – and much anticipated – Don’t Hide The Madness – William S Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg., from 1992, a documentary record of the meeting of two great minds. As Burroughs and Ginsberg biographer, Barry Miles has written – “Steven Taylor’s transcriptions of Billl[…]
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 – 385
September 28, 2018
Next week in Vienna. The annual conference of the European Beat Studies Network, starting on Wednesday and concluding Saturday October 6th The program includes – on Friday:  Franca Bellarsi –  “Allen Ginsberg’s Ecopoetics: Oscillating between Sentience-in-Interdependence and Physically-Determined Embodiment” – on Saturday (on the “Transnational Beat” segment) – Antonín Zita – “Dismantling[…]
Bob Rosenthal Interview (On Photography) – 2
August 28, 2018
John Shoesmith’s interview with Bob Rosenthal continues JS: Would the captions change much then, the more he was captioning? Especially some of the iconic ones which he must have captioned dozens of times. BR: Sometimes the difference would be the change of an adjective, a tweaking, but sometimes something will come up[…]
Bob Rosenthal Interview (On Photography) – 1
August 27, 2018
Continuing and concluding our series of interviews regarding Allen-the-photographer John Shoesmith interviews Bob Rosenthal Bob Rosenthal first met Allen Ginsberg in the mid-1970s, when he and his wife helped the poet secure an apartment in the New York City building where they were[…]