Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 367
May 25, 2018
A nice little hat-tipping to Allen from Danny Goldberg, in an interview with Rob Couteau. in Rain Taxi, regarding his new book,  In Search of the Lost Chord – 1967 and the Hippie Idea “My favorite poem by Allen is “Wichita Vortex[…]
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[…]
Bobbie-Louise Hawkins (1930-2018)
May 7, 2018
Still saddened by the news of the death of the wonderful prose writer and long-time Naropa teacher, Bobbie-Louise Hawkins.  Previous postings on Bobbie on the Allen Ginsberg Project can be found here and here.  We miss you, Bobbie, your warm and wise insights, that wonderful Texan drawl!   We miss you! [Anselm Hollo,[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 348
January 12, 2018
Reposting and restating last week’s big news – “Howl’,  a newly-assembled red vinyl  box-set will be available soon – next month – from Craft Recordings.  February 23 is slated as the release-date. Hold your breath! A couple of weeks back,  Chris Agg uploaded a scattering of short Beat-related video-clips onto You Tube.[…]
Jack Collom (1931-2017)
July 2, 2017
Following the death of Larry Fagin, news reaches us this morning of the death of another of the great Naropa poet-teachers, Jack Collom. When Allen and Anne Waldman set up the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics in 1974 in Boulder, Colorado, Colorado already had one distinctive inventive joyful maverick poet at[…]
Naropa Summer Writing Program 2017
June 10, 2017
Starting tomorrow – the 2017 session of the Naropa Summer Writing Program. Here are all the details. From June 11 to July 1st – “The New Weathers” – Anne Waldman explains: “By The New Weathers, we intend to name the ramifications of climate change wrought in the Anthropocene. The luminous details evidencing[…]
Bobbie Louise Hawkins – 1976 – Novato
April 29, 2017
A few weeks back we featured Joanne Kyger’s reading in the Spring of 1976 for the Bay Area Writers group. Here’s the other reader on that occasion, Joanne’s then-fellow-Bolinas resident, Bobbie Louise Hawkins.  Bobbie reads some early drafts of some of her celebrated short-stories (finished drafts, the only real change being the[…]
Mexico City Blues – 7
June 22, 2015
                                                                                                         AG: I’m just trying to check through the things (in Jack Kerouac’s Mexico City Blues) that are exemplary of pure poetry   “”Darling!”/Red hot,/That kind of camping/I don’t object to/unless it’s kept/within reason” –[…]
Meditation and Poetics – 92 – Haiku 5 (Śrāvaka Buddha)
May 18, 2015
AG: Then there’s the Śrāvaka Buddha as part of the Hinayana.  The guy who just meditates for himself and never gets out of it into the bodhisattvapath.  So there’s an old Chinese poem deriding an aged monk for worshipping[…]
Meditation and Poetics – 56 – (Clear Seeing)
March 3, 2015
AG: (But) to begin with, you’ve got to begin somewhere, so that’s why you begin with the breath – or (William Carlos) Williams might begin with the Red Wheelbarrow, or, in his old age (a very interesting thing, he’s got his old age poem  about[…]