The 1996 National Security Archive Interview part 1
May 30, 2015
                                   Poetry and politics – The ‘Fifties and the ‘Sixties. Allen Ginsberg’s  August 8 1996 interview with the National Security Archive at George Washington University, which appears on their web-site (and was cited last week in our post about Allen’s FBI  […]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 220
May 29, 2015
  Tomorrow in New York City, courtesy HarperCollins and the Allen Ginsberg Estate, at the new Howl Happening exhibition space, celebrations for The Essential Ginsberg . Readings and performances by Andy Clausen, David Henderson, Bob Holman, Penny Arcade, Brenda Coultas, Jameson Fitzpatrick, Ambrose Bye, Amy Lawless, Angelo Nikolopoulos, Emanuel Xavier, Slava Mogutin,[…]
Allen Ginsberg’s FBI files
May 23, 2015
                                           We are immensely grateful to Shawn Musgrave and MuckRock for the recent (April, 2015) release by the FBI, (following a Freedom of Information Act request first filed in November, 2012), of 89 pages of investigative documents held[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 217
April 17, 2015
  The David Olio “Please Master” Censorship case – some update.  Steve Silberman, over at Our Allen, has been doing sterling work marshalling (sadly necessary) some defense.  An enthusiastic highly-regarded Connecticut high-school teacher lost[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 215
April 3, 2015
  Next week (next Tuesday) is  Hal Willner’s LA “Howl” extravaganza. The following day is Earth Day – courtesy WNYC’s Spinning on Air, in New York, at The Greene Space  there’ll be an Earth Day Special with Patti Smith, Anne Waldman, Laurie Anderson and others – A live web-cast of the event[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 211
March 6, 2015
 Legendary film-maker Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo, The Holy Mountain, Santa Sangre, Dune etc), recalls his meeting with Allen Ginsberg (he speaks in Spanish with Italian translation) – An English translation of Jodorowsky’s comments follows here:   AJ: “I see Allen Ginsberg arriving in winter with a small t-shirt, ripped jeans,[…]
Théâtre de Poche – (AG on Stage Nudity)
March 5, 2015
  Roger Domani founded the politically engaged Théâtre de Poche in Brussels (Belgium) in 1951. Allen was on hand in 1976 for the  25-year celebration. The Théâtre de Poche had famously produced a stage adaptation of his Kaddish in 1967            Allen is[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round Up – 204
January 16, 2015
Herbert Huncke Centennial Celebrations at the Beat Museum today – Laki Vazakas, Hilary Holladay, Ben Schafer, Dennis McNally, Brenda Knight, Regina Marler and Tate Swindell look back upon and discuss Herbert Huncke’s genius.  Two weeks since the last Friday Round-Up, so a bit of catching up to do.  Here’s (talking of the[…]
Expansive Poetics – 116 (Jeff Nightbyrd)
September 25, 2014
AG: – You knew George Demerly ?. Jeff Nightbyrd:  Very well AG: This, incidentally, is Jeff Nightbyrd, who was the editor of the New York Rat and the Dallas…  Jeff Nightbyrd: Austin AG: Austin Sun Jeff Nightbyrd: (and)  New Left Notes AG: New Left Notes Jeff Nightbyrd:[…]
January, 1959 – The Big Table Howl
August 23, 2014
The 1959 Big Table Chicago reading of “Howl” is our special feature this weekend.  A recording of this historic reading is available here[…]