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[…]
David McReynolds (1929-2018)
August 22, 2018
The great pacifist activist David McReynolds died on Friday August 17 (this past Friday), aged 88, following a fall he sustained at his New York City home. We deeply mourn[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 365
May 11, 2018
Bill Morgan, archivist, editor, and Allen’s biographer, is interviewed by host Charlie Rossiter on the latest episode of the podcast Poetry Spoken Here. He gets to speak of his most recent book, The[…]
Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s 99th Birthday
March 24, 2018
Lawrence Ferlinghetti is ninety-nine years old today! – We’re happy to present this personal assessment from bibliographer, biographer, friend, Bill Morgan LOOKING BACK ON A CENTURY – WELL ALMOST. Nearly 50 years ago, when I was a student in Pittsburgh, I[…]
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[…]
60th Anniversary of the Howl Verdict
October 3, 2017
Today is an historic day.  The 60th anniversary of the landmark Free Speech verdict. On this day in 1957, Judge Clayton Horn declared that “Howl” was not obscene. As he announced: “I do not believe that “Howl” is without redeeming social importance. The first part of “Howl” presents a picture of a[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 327
August 4, 2017
Ann Douglas‘  rapturous New York Times review of The Best Minds of My Generation – “Professor Ginsberg’s Notes on the Beats”  leads off this Friday’s Round-Up  – “In a marvelous feat of editing and reorganization, Bill[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 324
July 14, 2017
For all you sticklers for detail out there, Sunday July 17, Allen’s appearance with Sopwith Camel, was in 1966. The following year (1967) found him in London, speaking at Steven Abrams‘ “Legalize Pot Rally”. Barry Miles was inevitably there. There weren’t too many classic moments of the “Sixties when Miles wasn’t  present! […]
1967- Ginsberg-Corso-Berryman at Spoleto
June 17, 2017
The recordings of Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso (and of an unlikely third-party, John Berryman, at the 1967 Festival of Two Worlds (“Festival dei Due Mondi”) at Spoleto in Italy, organized by Gian Carlo Menotti is the focus of this weekend’s post Allen’s reading (which was also subsequently[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 320
June 16, 2017
June 23, next Friday. We’re getting closer to the official release-date, but we’re already putting the word out  about this exciting Ginsberg re-release from Omnivore Recordings of Allen’s settings of William Blake. Here’s more info (courtesy Aquarium Drunkard) and here’s the official video just put[…]