Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 314

Very pleased to note that the Allen Ginsberg Archive at Stanford University has just recently gotten around to providing, for on-line study, a digitalized copy of the iconic “Howl” manuscript/typescript ( an endlessly fascinating document, featuring Allen’s various autograph corrections and annotations)

Allen sent the first six pages of this manuscript to Jack Kerouac, and Kerouac later sent them on to John Clellon Holmes. Holmes notes receipt on the top right-hand-corner, first page – “sent by Kerouac to me, Aug. 30, 1955 / JCH.”

[Jimmy Page and William Burroughs]

Jimmy Page, legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist just recently … Read More

Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 224

 

Beatnik Shindig this upcoming weekend. We spotlighted it last week but are reminding you again. The place to be right now – Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

 

Hot hot news – Allen Ginsberg ‘s recently-(re)discovered pro-Bernie Sanders poem “Burlington Snow”.  Here’s the hand-written poem courtesy the University of Vermont Library  (written in 1986, when Sanders, current Denocratic Party Presidential candidate, was that town’s colorful and controversial mayor)

Burlington Snow Socialist snow on the streets Socialist talk in the Maverick Bookstore Socialist kids sucking socialist lollipops Socialist poetry in Socialist mouths – aren’t the birds frozen Socialists? … Read More