T.S.Eliot
September 26, 2014
Today is T.S. Eliot’s birthday – In ’58 Allen made him an honorary “Ignu” (“Eliot probably an ignu one of the few who’s funny when he eats”) – and three years later, in “Journal Night Thoughts” – “Eliot’s voice clanging over the sky/ on upper Broadway, “Only thru[…]
Voices and Visions and Whitman
July 27, 2013
In preparation for some words on Whitman from Allen coming up next week Walt Whitman presented for the American public in 1988 in the television series, “Voices and Visions“. Allen appears alongside Galway Kinnell (who gives most of the readings), Donald Hall, and biographers and critics (Justin Kaplan, Harold Bloom…) Here are[…]
T.S.Eliot (1888-1965)
September 26, 2011
501 – today is T.S. Eliot’s birthday – In ’58 Allen made him an honorary “Ignu” (“Eliot probably an ignu one of the few who’s funny when he eats”) – and[…]