Saturday May 20 (Robert Creeley)
May 20, 2017
Robert Creeley would have been ninety-one tomorrow, May 21st (he died in 2005). In honor of the great man and his birthday, we present, this weekend, another transcription from the extraordinary Bay Area Writers series (from back in 1975-76) – (see also here and here) – Rudimentary recording equipment, so there are,[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 236
September 18, 2015
  Allen Ginsberg in 1994, throwing the opening pitch at a San Francisco Giants game – Photograph by Michael Macor/The San Francisco Chronicle Steve Silberman gives a little of the back-story (in Our Allen) – “I was with Allen on this day when he got booed at Candlestick Park after throwing out[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 169
March 21, 2014
March 21, in case you didn’t know it, has been officially declared by the UN (by UNESCO) “World Poetry Day” Fanny Wallendorf‘s wonderful translations into the French of Neal Cassady‘s Letters (“Un truc tres beau qui contient tout”)  (“It’s a beautiful thing, with everything in it”) –  (the title, taken from Neal’s[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 112
February 8, 2013
Today, February 8, is Neal Cassady‘s birthday. He would have been 87 today. See our illustrated and highly-annotated last-year’s post.    In a move that would no doubt have bemused Cassady, Denver Mayor, Mayor Michael Hancock made official proclamation of (a) “Neal Cassady Day”, and, last week, in honor of it, and of[…]
Spontaneous Poetics – 30 (Reading List – 1) (Dorn, Smart, Bunting, Wieners)
January 28, 2013
Allen’s 1976 Spontaneous Poetics Summer lectures continue with this, his fifth lecture, dated June 18, 1976. He continues from his earlier classes on the ballad form, but in this class begins by sketching out a brief bibliography, offering suggestions for reading. He consistently refers students to the then-growing Naropa Institute library. Ed[…]
Spontaneous Poetics (Ballads) – 21 (Jerusalem..& Weep No More…)
December 20, 2012
Allen concludes this particular July 1976 class at Naropa on the ballad form The other (piece) that I had in mind (alongside “As You Came From The Holy Land of Walsingham”..)  was “Jerusalem, My Happy Home”, which is the same basic pattern. [Allen reads “Jerusalem, My Happy Home”[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 103
December 7, 2012
The Beat Hotel – You’ve read the book? You’ve seen the film? Now listen to the radio-program. Professor Andrew Hussey, dean of the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP),[…]
Anne Waldman/Ed Dorn
April 2, 2012
Anne Waldman turns 67 today. We’d draw your attention to the comprehensive list of links we provided here last year regarding[…]
CUNY Poetics Document Initiative
July 8, 2010
CUNY’s Lost & Found publication project, spearheaded by Ammiel Alcalay, is announcing its first batch of booklets now available for order. The project publication-party last winter at the CUNY Grad Center was the official launch of the books, with a reading by each of the editors reading from their particular project. An[…]