Allen Ginsberg and Bob Dylan on Renaldo and Clara
November 17, 2018
“Allen Ginsberg:  What attracts you as a poet to movies? What do you look for? Bob Dylan: To shift my consciousness somewhere – hopefully to a place that applies to my own personal experience. I want to be entertained. If I see a movie that really moves me around I’m totally astounded.[…]
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July 27, 2018
Here’s something not-to-be-missed, Jill Hershorin, Archivist of the Jewish Historical Society of New Jersey on Processing the Ginsberg Family Collection. We reported on the donation by local politician, Pat Sebold back in 2016 Hershorin:  “Although the official repository of the Allen Ginsberg papers is Stanford University, the Ginsberg Family Collection resides in[…]
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June 29, 2018
  “In a climate of fear and hysteria..” – It’s always revealing and instructive to “get to see the files”. We featured a lengthy post on Allen’s FBI files some years back (courtesy the pioneering work of Shawn Musgrave and Muck Rock). Another tenacious investigator. S.P. Sullivan is to be commended for[…]
Allen Ginsberg 1979 Leicester Student Interview
May 26, 2018
Last week, we featured transcription from a tape in the Stanford University Archives that featured an interview with Jack Kerouac’s childhood friend (and Allen’s friend) jazz aficiando, Seymour Wyse. This week, from the same tape, the conversation is followed by an interview with an earnest young English student (presumably an undergraduate at[…]
Bob Dylan’s Birthday
May 24, 2018
Bob Dylan’s birthday today – Bob Dylan is (believe it or not!) 77 – As always, world-wide, plenty of Bob Dylan celebrations. Tonight in New York it’s “Tomorrow Is A Long Time”, a special show at the Town Hall, produced by Hal Willner, paying tribute to his legendary 1963 breakout concert there,[…]
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[…]
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April 6, 2018
National Poetry Month in America this month. “April is the cruellest..” and all that. We’re very much of the opinion of noted[…]
Elazar Larry Freifeld Tel Aviv 1988 Interview
March 3, 2018
Allen Ginsberg in Israel. This interview with Elazar Larry Freifeld was conducted at Tel Aviv University in 1988, and published in Moznaim (in Hebrew). It appeared a year later (In English) in The Tel Aviv Review, and most[…]
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January 19, 2018
Opening tonight in New York, at the New York Public Library, You Say You Want A Revolution – Remembering the Sixties – a comprehensive exhibition, drawn from the library’s holdings, “exploring the breadth and significance of this pivotal era—from communal living and forays into expanded consciousness to tensions around race, politics, sexuality,[…]