Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 335
September 29, 2017
William Blake and the Age of Aquarius, a stunning new show opened this past week at the Block Museum at Northwestern (Evanston, Illinois). Above is a reproduction of the catalog cover. The exhibition, curated by Northwestern University art professor, Stephen F Eisenman, is a breakthrough exhibit, exploring, for the first time,  “the[…]
Friday Round-Up – 306
March 10, 2017
updated news of the fabled Kerouac-Cassady letter – see here Tomorrow, (Saturday March 11) – Jack Kerouac’s 95th Birthday Celebrations in Lowell, Mass,, kick off at 12 o’clock, (12 Noon) in the Pollard Library with a Pollard Library Tour, led by Bill[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 240
October 16, 2015
This weekend in Big Sur, California at the Henry Miller Memorial Library, a weekend Allen Ginsberg celebration, beginning tonight with a choral reading of “Howl”, a reading/performance by Anne Waldman and Ambrose Bye and a screening of the 2010 film, Howl, starring James Franco, with filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman there[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 197
November 14, 2014
Diane Di Prima‘s new book from City Lights – The Poetry Deal is out. We’ve reported before about her recent troubling health difficulties. The emergencies still remain but still the urgency of the work, still the extraordinary achievement of the work. “In The Poetry Deal“, her publishers write, (di) Prima maps out[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 152
November 15, 2013
Jean Jacques Lebel’s Beat exhibit (extended in Metz) now comes to Budapest, Hungary, to the Ludwig Contemporary Art Museum (it opened just last week, and will run there until January 12). Here‘s a variety of Hungarian artists, in individual videos, extolling the Beat ethos (it’s all in Hungarian, but for those of[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 150
November 1, 2013
Kill Your Darlings – We mentioned last week the dissenting position, eloquently voiced by Bob Rosenthal in his post from last February – here. – “The film takes its..title too seriously”, he wrote then. “The large fabrications in the film are[…]
Carolyn Cassady (1923-2013)
September 21, 2013
Word just reaches us of the death of  Carolyn Cassady.  Brian Hassett has the report here.  She died peacefully, with her son, John Allen, there, in attendance, close beside her. “She was her regular rockin self”, he (Hassett) reports, “up through Sunday, woke up with a tummy ache Monday[…]
Friday Weekly Round-Up – 98
November 2, 2012
– Witness (on the BBC’s World Service) – ‘history as told by the people who were there” – Last Monday’s episode (download-able from their site – and also available here) features memories by Michael McClure on[…]