Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 389
October 26, 2018
Andy Clausen‘s  Beat –  A First-Hand Account of The Latter Days of The Beat Generation, long-awaited, finally appears from Autonomedia – Beat is, according to its jacket-blurb,  “an unfiltered chronicle of the wild escapades of those who made the living poetry that expressed the atomic age and beyond….Clausen’s eyewitness memoirs, stories, anecdotes[…]
WNET Levertov & Olson – Olson
January 21, 2018
Continuing from yesterday  , Charles Olson begins reading (from “Letter #41 ”) – “With a leap (she said it was an arabesque/ I made, off the porch the night of the/ St Valentine’s Day storm….”….”The war of Africa against Eurasia/has just begun again. Gondwana.”[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 349
January 19, 2018
Opening tonight in New York, at the New York Public Library, You Say You Want A Revolution – Remembering the Sixties – a comprehensive exhibition, drawn from the library’s holdings, “exploring the breadth and significance of this pivotal era—from communal living and forays into expanded consciousness to tensions around race, politics, sexuality,[…]
More Robert Duncan – 4
January 16, 2018
Robert Duncan at Novato, California,in 1976, continues.       RD: I want to take you through a… oh, there’s one more poem I’ll read from Bending the Bow, that was requested, and that’s the poem, “My Mother Would Be A Falconress” – People keep asking me why don’t I write good poems like that[…]
“The Time of Composition”
November 22, 2017
  Student: Can I ask you a little bit of an off-the-wall question? AG: Yes.. Why don’t we leave this time open now for just general… Student: In our (Ted) Berrigan class  tonight, he said this comment that,  “The time of the composition[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 332
September 8, 2017
“….exquisite mind cartoons that could be heard with eyes closed, the voice perfectly ordinary with the slight edge of extravagant conversational camp, a mind artifice not unnatural to hypnagogic revery, deceptive, till you hear the chasm landscapes and awkward universes created and[…]
Saturday May 20 (Robert Creeley)
May 20, 2017
Robert Creeley would have been ninety-one tomorrow, May 21st (he died in 2005). In honor of the great man and his birthday, we present, this weekend, another transcription from the extraordinary Bay Area Writers series (from back in 1975-76) – (see also here and here) – Rudimentary recording equipment, so there are,[…]
Jim Carroll Workshop – 1
August 13, 2016
                            Beginning today, serialization of transcription of Jim Carroll’s June 30, 1986 Naropa Poetics and Music class.   Larry Fagin: Ladies[…]
Michael McClure’s Birthday
October 20, 2015
The venerable Michael McClure turns eighty-three today. Birthday felicitations! For earlier birthday postings on Michael on the Allen Ginsberg Project see here and here. Also from our archives – see here, here and here  Here he is at the Cape Ann Museum earlier this month, in Gloucester, Massachusetts, (introduced by poet and[…]
Meditation and Writing Experiment
August 20, 2015
Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) Allen Ginsberg’s  Jack Kerouac workshop continues. Allen proposes an in-class writing assignment AG: Okay, now, next thing, how do you appply these actually? What is the condition of mind that (you) might apply them? You do it[…]