Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 388

[Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky, 1979. Photo:  Andy Warhol  (c) The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc/ Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University]

Andy Warhol’s photo archive  (consisting of 3,600 contact sheets and 130,000 images -“the most complete collection of the artist’s black-and-white photography ever made available to the public”)  was recently digitized and put on line by Stanford (cf their likewise-remarkable digitalization of the Allen Ginsberg photo archives, with similar professional attention, earlier, last year).  The above snap is taken from the Warhol collection.

And here’s the copy of Mind Breaths that Allen set Andy.

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Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 384

Leonard Cohen‘s birthday today. He would have been 84.  We start the Weekly Round-Up today with a beautiful woodcut of him and Allen by George A Walker

and this note from Cohencentric – Leonard Cohen Considered – “Leonard Cohen Meets Jack Kerouac at Allen Ginsberg’s Home

Our 2014 posting on Cohen (well worth re-visiting) may be accessed – here

and here‘s David Remnick’s haunting profile and last interview with him (for The New Yorker)

Out next month, from Farrar, Straus and Giroux, the posthumous volumeThe Flame – Poems Notebooks Lyrics Drawings 

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[Allen Ginsberg, March 1964,  Protest at the Women’s House of Detention, New York City  – Photograph by Benedict J Fernandez]

4/20 Cannabis Culture. Time to revisit Allen’s extraordinarily clear-headed (sic) and prescient 1966 Atlantic Monthly essay, “The Great Marijuana Hoax – First Manifesto to End The Bringdown” .

And here’s some fun he had with his 1985 Naropa students – “Marijuana Makes…” – Marijuana makes.. what?

NORML, the pioneering organization, for a long time now, working to reform the marijuana laws can be accessed here 

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