Composition and Condensation – 1
August 21, 2017
AG:  And then there was another thing.. I was talking with…Rachel …with Rachel..and we were talking about composition and condensation of poems and ..some ideas crystallized that might be useful. I’ve talked about it before I thought but apparently I had never said it[…]
Harold Norse 1980 Naropa Reading
December 6, 2015
  AG: Okay –  Are we about ready for Chapter two of the evening ? – Shall we go on now? –  Harold Norse is a classic Bohemian figure on the (North) American and European poetry scene, We first met, myself and Harold, in.. on the[…]
Horace – 3
September 21, 2015
  Picking up again on Allen’s 1980 “Sapphics” class, going through his classoom anthology  AG: So that was..    Okay..also, there’s a great poem by Francois Villon  about an old.. It’s called “Ballade de la belle  Heaumière  aux filles de joie” ( “The Complaint of the[…]
Horace (Latin Sapphics)
September 15, 2015
AG: Then Horace. Now Horace was the next of the Romans that picked up on the Catullun line and from Sappho. And we didn’t actually get to that, did we, at all? – did we ever bring up Horace, yet?   –  Do you have any Horace that you’re prepared to chuck out?[…]
Catullus (Latin Sapphics)
September 14, 2015
Gaius Valerius Catullus (c. 84 – 54 BC) AG: So shall we go on.. – Student (John Burnett): No.. AG: Okay. Lets get on (then) to the…Catullus. On your way to[…]
Ginsberg’s Catullus
September 12, 2015
                                                                      Gaius Valerius Catullus (c. 84 – 54 BC) Allen to his brother Eugene, August 14, 1954: “You would love Catullus. I read a collection of translations edited by an Aiken , and am reading him in Latin now with aid of[…]
Allen Ginsberg – 1994 Greek TV Interview
February 2, 2013
Here’s a find – courtesy “redfox60” and “Daily Motion”. Allen in 1994, in performance and being interviewed (lucid as always), on Greek tv – the presentation, by one Giorgos Kappa (a film with Greek sub-titles). Please excuse (we know you will) the fact that it’s not exactly synch-sound, but.. more than made-up[…]
Spontaneous Poetics (Ballads) – 27
January 21, 2013
Allen’s Spontaneous Poetry (Ballads) lectures, given at the Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado, in July and August of 1976, continue. This particular section continues the June 16 class. AG:  “The Lie” by Sir Walter Ralegh – Moving now from ballad to song,[…]