David Amram Remembers Jack Kerouac
November 12, 2017
Continuing our celebration of his 87th birthday David Amram Remembers Jack Kerouac This initial piece was originally written in 1969 for Evergreen Review, and[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 339
October 27, 2017
Never did get around to mentioning Kiyohide Hori’s photo-show of Allen and of the Howl manuscript that took place (sadly now it’s down) in Japan this past summer More Japanese news… “the Allen Ginsberg-inspired capsule”? – Some fervid debate in the “Comments” section here – “This[…]
Pattern Poems – 2 (Dylan Thomas)
September 20, 2017
  AG; So Dylan Thomas did them even funnier – –   He’s got one that (goes)…   “I turn the corner of prayer and. burn/ In a blessing of the sudden/ Sun. In[…]
Pattern Poems – 1
September 19, 2017
AG: And then we have George Herbert  (that we got to.. ) –  (now) where does he begin? – he begins after  (Henry) King... )  – “Easter Wings” – and, the Easter Wings, I guess you know  (or do you?)  that Dylan Thomas wrote things like[…]
Studs Terkel 1959 Radio Interview – Part 1
September 10, 2016
Studs Terkel with Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky,WFMT radio studio, Chicago, 1959 Studs Terkel: What did you say about Howard Johnson’s?   Gregory Corso: Well, you know, like, it’s almost a mental dictatorship, you know, because you can’t get off the highway. To go to another restaurant or something, you have[…]
Dylan Thomas Centenary
October 27, 2014
  October 27 – The Dylan Thomas’ Centenary – One hundred years ago on this day… Allen Ginsberg-Dylan Thomas. Here’s Allen’s account, “Late April 1952” from Journals, Early Fifties, Early Sixties of a booze-fueled (natch!) brief-but-frustrating encounter. Allen was 26 and Thomas 37. Thomas would be dead by November[…]
More Vintage Corso
July 6, 2013
More Vintage Gregory Corso (culled from Michael Minzer/Hal Willner’s two Corso recordings – Die On Me and Lieders) – (We’ve already featured Marianne Faithfull, in collaboration with Gregory, a week or so back). Here’s Gregory and Allen (and Peter) and Studs Terkel, in January of 1959, in Chicago, on The “Studs Terkel[…]
Dylan Thomas (1914-1953)
October 27, 2011
Dylan Thomas via Kenneth Rexroth? Dylan Thomas via Allen? Dylan Thomas via Bob Dylan? Whichever way it went, Dylan Thomas influenced Beat. Here’s Allen’s account, “Late April 1952” (he was 26 years old!), from Journals, Early Fifties, Early Sixties: “Left Dylan Thomas and someone else with a big bruise[…]