Bob Rosenthal Interview (On Photography) – 1
August 27, 2018
Continuing and concluding our series of interviews regarding Allen-the-photographer John Shoesmith interviews Bob Rosenthal Bob Rosenthal first met Allen Ginsberg in the mid-1970s, when he and his wife helped the poet secure an apartment in the New York City building where they were[…]
Barry Farber Interview – 6 (continues)
April 22, 2018
“You’re making some sort of Cold War problem when what I’m saying is that the problem is ecological”  (Allen Ginsberg to Barry Farber, 1976) – The Allen Ginsberg-Barry Farber conversation continues. BF: Allen,[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 359
March 30, 2018
Today, Friday March 30th. is Howl dedicatee, Carl Solomon‘s birthday. For last year’s Carl Solomon posting (“Remembering Carl Solomon”) – see here) It’s also the anniversary of Rimbaud‘s lover, the poet, Paul Verlaine‘s birthday.  (For a[…]
Remembering Carl Solomon
March 30, 2017
DREAM OF CARL SOLOMON I meet Carl Solomon.                                                                                                                        “What’s it like in the afterworld?” “It’s just like in the mental hospital.                                                                                                    You get along if you follow the rules.” “What are the  rules?” “The first rule is: Remember you’re dead.                                                                                         The second rule is:[…]
I’m with you in Rockland
November 7, 2016
“I’m with you in Rockland       where you accuse your doctors of insanity and plot the Hebrew socialist       revolution against the fascist national Golgotha” (Allen Ginsberg to Carl Solomon – from “Howl“) Rockland Psychiatric Center in Orangeburg, New York[…]
Studs Terkel Radio Interview – Part 6
September 15, 2016
Studs Terkel’s 1959 interview with Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and a taciturn Peter Orlovsky (courtesy PennSound) continues ST: So in other words you believe in compassion ? (or)[…]
Studs Terkel 1959 Radio Interview – Part 5
September 14, 2016
Studs Terkel‘s 1959 radio interview transcript (courtesy PennSound)  continues. See previous transcripts here, here, here and here ST:  While the discussion goes on in the background. I was trying to whisper to the audience that I think there’s a seriousness and semi-seriousness, but we’ll see if you can sort of discern the chaff from[…]
Carl Solomon’s Birthday
March 30, 2015
  Carl Solomon – dedicatee of “Howl” –  We recently posted a poetry-prose reading by him (from 1982)  and see also on the Allen Ginsberg Project our birthday salutes to Carl here and here.  Born in the Bronx on March 30 1928, he would have been eighty-seven years old today had he[…]
Carl Solomon and Jack Micheline
March 14, 2015
Carl Solomon and Jack Micheline this weekend on the Allen Ginsberg blog.   The occasion is the 1982 Jack Kerouac Conference at Naropa These two Beat luminaries were among many notable figures gathered in attendance. Their reading is available (with introduction by Al Aronowitz and supplementary introductions by Allen) –  here  [Al Aronowitz[…]
Gerd Stern – 2
October 20, 2014
Gerd Stern‘s vivid memories – from  From Beat Scene Poet to Psychedelic Multimedia Artist 1948-1978. The complete text is available on-line from the University of California     “So I came and saw him , and he dragged me to my uncle the doctor. My uncle supposedly discovered I had[…]