Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 380
August 24, 2018
The esteemed Poetry Foundation has been working (consistently) on its web presence. It’s just recently consolidated and organized this useful resource – An Introduction to the Beat Poets.[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 356
March 9, 2018
Beyond Beat, the five-day Los Angeles Beat  convention continues. Among the highlights tonight, a group reading of “Howl” (also a performance of Gregory Corso’s “Bomb”, and a poetry reading by Neeli Cherkovski and Paul Vangelisti). Tomorrow (Saturday) will include a “Punk and Beat” panel  (with V. Vale, Jerry Casale, and S.A.Griffin), a[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 247
December 4, 2015
From the audio-visual archives of RTBF, Belgium’s public-broadcasting organization for the French-speaking community, this delightful footage of Allen (and Peter Orlovsky and Steven Taylor) in Belgium in 1983. Following a short introduction, Allen and company are glimpsed (briefly) walking the streets (of Liege) and then Allen is interviewed (speaking en francais!). Allen[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 208
February 13, 2015
  Notice (last week) of the passing  of London’s ubiquitous counter-cultural hero, John “Hoppy” Hopkins brings us to this little snippet of footage (from the BBC’s current affairs program, Panorama) – footage[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 173
April 18, 2014
April 18 – Bob Kaufman‘s and Kathy Acker‘s birthday today. For our postings on Kaufman – see here and here. For our posting on Kathy Acker see here Women of the Beat Generation, a perennially significant topic, gets another airing next week in Randolph, New[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round Up – 165
February 21, 2014
Two weeks since the last round-up, so let’s get right to it. Robert LaVigne – The troubling case of Robert LaVigne and the allegedly stolen paintings. Newspaper reports last year noted a court[…]
Remembering Kathy Acker
April 18, 2013
[Kathy Acker (1947-1997) – photograph by Allen Ginsberg. Copyright – Allen Ginsberg Estate – caption – “Kathy Acker in Green Room, Detroit Institute of the Arts, one night February 1985 we read together with Diane Di Prima – she writes violent sexual feminist narratives, parody of imaginative love-torture novels, lives in London,[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 65
March 16, 2012
One year on from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster (of March 11). Here’s one of numerous news reports (this one from Aljazeera). Here’s Aileen Mioko[…]
West Coast Beat and Beyond
February 18, 2012
West Coast Beat & Beyond.   Of all the films coming out of the 1982 Naropa “On The Road” 25th Anniversary Celebrations (notably Costanzo Allione’s Fried Shoes and Cooked Diamonds, and Robert Frank’s freewheeling documentary footage, This[…]