Composed on The Tongue
June 19, 2017
AG: (It’s a collection of) ..spontaneous writings, at different times. And some of the stuff is (from quite (recent), here,) at Naropa (The last piece from (19)74-(19)75, and some interviews done here around (19)75. And then a long conversation with Michael Aldrich, Edward Kissam & Nancy Blecker, (in Cherry Valley) ,”Improvised Poetics”[…]
Jim Carroll workshop continues – 3 – (Bob Dylan)
August 20, 2016
This weekend, following on from last weekend, transcription of the 1980 Jim Carroll music and poetics workshop at Naropa continues. For the two previous segments – see here and here JC: And also I mean, like, people, eventually, knew where his influences were coming from, whereas they didn’t know where[…]
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[…]
Allen Ginsberg on Jack Kerouac – 1982 Naropa continues
August 16, 2015
 Continuing here from yesterday’s posting – Allen annotates Jack Kerouac’s “Belief & Technique for Modern Prose”     “2. Submissive to everything, open, listening” – so that’s an attitude of mind of..  submissive to any thought that comes along – about[…]
Spontaneous Poetics 82 (Edward Marshall – 2)
June 4, 2013
This July 5 1976 “Spontaneous Poetics” lecture (a continuation from the July 2 1976 class, the opening class of the second session, recently transcribed) is introduced as “Lively Poetics” (which as Randy[…]
Mind, Mouth and Page – 32
July 26, 2012
  Student: You know in the introduction to Visions of Cody you talk about the karmic situation.. AG: Yeah Student: Do you.. (and wondering about bad karma) what do you think.. what went wrong back in the[…]
Spiritual Poetics – 10
August 11, 2011
Allen Ginsberg’s 1974 Spiritual Poetics class continues from here  Student: When you’re using the notebook technique, how do you deal with the whole problem of the breath? Do you read it out loud as you’re writing it down? AG: Sometimes. It’s an interesting question whether it’s breath or whether it’s mind-unit. I’ve[…]