Friday’s Weekly Round-Up -360
April 6, 2018
National Poetry Month in America this month. “April is the cruellest..” and all that. We’re very much of the opinion of noted[…]
Larry Fagin (1937-2017)
May 28, 2017
Larry Fagin, poet, editor, teacher, long-time leading member of the so-called “New York School” of poetry, died yesterday. He was 79 years old. An important co-worker with Allen at Naropa (and, coincidentally, upstairs neighbour in his 12th Street tenement in Manhattan), he was, (though not himself a Buddhist), alongside fellow St Marks[…]
April 1st – April Fool – Holy Goof
April 1, 2017
“Then there’s something I like to call Crazy Seriousness. Kerouac used the word “goof” a lot in a very positive way, as when he was describing the Three Stooges in Visions of Cody. He was talking about Neal Cassady, actually, saying how the free imagination he[…]
Creeley and Coolidge on Kerouac Q & A
August 9, 2015
                           Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) from Coolidge–Creeley-Warren Tallman panel at the Kerouac Conference at Naropa, 1981 Clark Coolidge: Questions anyone? …… Questioner: I just have one that relates personally. I’m from Montreal and Jack (Kerouac) did a lot of traveling around, and also, obviously, his family and the French-Canadian connection was very important,[…]
Clark Coolidge on Jack Kerouac
July 11, 2015
         NAROPA’s Summer Session concluded this week and one highlight was the series of lectures delivered by the poet Clark Coolidge on Allen – “Allen Ginsberg – Poet”. We hope to include transcripts of some of that material here, in the months ahead, on The Allen Ginsberg Project. […]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 225
July 3, 2015
  Sometime since we noted great Ginsberg parodies – Remember Yelp? and Tweet? – even “Peter LaBarbera” (!) – Filip Noterdaeme has taken it one stage further, not just revisiting ‘Howl” (the opening poem) but that entire book! – Growl and Other Poems will be published by Lit Fest Press in the[…]
Naropa Summer Writing Program, 2015
June 15, 2015
It’s that time of the year again. This week sees the beginning of the 2015 Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics Summer Writing Program “The Summer Writing Program is a four-week-long convocation of students, poets, fiction writers, scholars, translators, performance artists, activists, Buddhist teachers, musicians, printers, editors and others working in small[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 143
September 13, 2013
Summertime over now and a few (belated) notes on two summer-time conferences – ESBN (the European Beat Studies Network) 2, which took place in Aalborg (the University of Aalborg), Denmark, August 28th-30th, and Out of The Shadows (focusing on Beat Women Writers), which took place at the University of Agder, Norway, September[…]