Kerouac-Cassady (Jack Kerouac Scat Singing)
June 25, 2018
We continue this week mining the treasure which is the extraordinary trove of audio at the Allen Ginsberg archives, now housed at Stanford University. Today, a remarkable discovery – Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady. The tape (there are two copies, actually, 131[…]
International Women’s Day 2018
March 8, 2018
International Women’s Day today – The Allen Ginsberg Project stands in solidarity with International Women’s Day. Recognizing Women and the Beats have a.. complicated relationship. Tonight in LA – the opening of a five-day “Beyond Beat” festival at Beyond Baroque – a “Women of the Beat Generation” reading, with Eve Brandstein (reading[…]
Neal Cassady’s Birthday
February 8, 2014
                                             Neal Cassady‘s birthday today, “cocksman and Adonis of Denver”. Had he lived, he would have been 88 years old. Hear him with The Grateful Dead quietly noodling behind him (recorded[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 146
October 4, 2013
Joep Bremmers‘ “Ik en mijn plasje – Allen Ginsberg in Vlissingen” (“Me and my peepee”), his study of Allen’s January 1, 1983, visit to the Dutch town of Vlissingen (and the occasion of the poem “What The Sea Throws Up At Vlissingen” (included in White Shroud – Poems 1980-1985)), will be celebrated[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 145
September 27, 2013
One Hundred Thousand Poets For Change, Michael Rothenberg & Terri Carrion’s extraordinarily ambitious annual global manifestation of poetic solidarity and commitment to cultural transformation, initiated in 2011, takes place again – tomorrow! Numerous events are planned, world-wide. For further information see here, here, and here. Among them, as the organizers point out,[…]
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[…]
Rebels – A Journey Underground
June 20, 2013
Our feature today – A New Kind of Bohemia, segment two in a a six-part series by Kevin Alexander, made in 1999 for Canadian television, Rebels – A Journey Underground. (The other episodes, incidentally, are also well worth catching – see here) From the episode synopsis – “Following World War II, a[…]
Kerouac – On The Road to Desolation
March 30, 2013
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[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 95
October 12, 2012
The Hungryalists   – who here remembers The Hungryalists? Even we, in our extensive Beats In India post last year neglected to mention them. We have had a permanent link to Tridib and Alo Mitra’s important account – and an updating of it and restatement appeared in the Indian press last week (see[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 71
April 27, 2012
  Today is the anniversary of the death of Hart Crane – see here (and last week we reminded you of James Franco’s ambitious Hart Crane movie. Also last week, we noted[…]