Ezra Pound
October 30, 2018
Ezra Pound’s birthday today. Pound was born 30th October, 1885 in Hailey. Idaho (and died November 1st. 1972 in Venice, Italy) “This Difficult Individual, Ezra Pound”  as one of his biographers Eustace Mullins (himself a similarly[…]
Yeats and Pound
March 14, 2018
continuing from here  AG: Then next..  However, one thing I would point out. You can get equally perfect lyric matter (just like this stuff in the seventeenth and sixteenth century) out of William Butler Yeats‘  poems, particularly his later poems, so he’s really worth studying, Because he’s the only twentieth-cenury[…]
Elazar Larry Freifeld Tel Aviv 1988 Interview
March 3, 2018
Allen Ginsberg in Israel. This interview with Elazar Larry Freifeld was conducted at Tel Aviv University in 1988, and published in Moznaim (in Hebrew). It appeared a year later (In English) in The Tel Aviv Review, and most[…]
Basil Bunting’s Birthday
March 1, 2018
Today is Basil Bunting‘s birthday. We feature a guest posting today from poet and Bunting editor and scholar, Don Share On Thursday, March 1, 1900, Basil Bunting was born in Scotswood-on-Tyne in the north[…]
Vojo Sindolic’s 1986 Belgrade Interview – part one
February 24, 2018
Vojo Sindolic‘s 1986 interview with Allen in Belgrade (in two parts – the second part will follow tomorrow) is our focus on The Allen Ginsberg Project this weekend. Vojo’s translation of Cosmopolitan Greetings  (Kozmopolitski pozdravi ) has just appeared from Hrvatskoga društva pisaca  (h,d,p) (the Croatian Writers[…]
More Robert Duncan – 3
January 15, 2018
More Robert Duncan.   This is the second of three videos.  The first (along with a transcript) is available – here (and continues – here) RD: How do you feel the first time that you ask for a job? Is it you that does the interview? – No, I think it’s one of[…]
More Robert Duncan – 2
January 14, 2018
Robert Duncan at Novato, California, 1976,  continuing from – here AG: Well, lets now for… to move onto a few more poems from this book . It’s the first book also in which the contemplation of the meaning of our American experience emerges very strongly and it’s nice in our[…]
Richard Lovelace (Althea and Lucasta)
January 3, 2018
Allen Ginsberg, continuing his 1980 Basic Poetics class at Naropa – here AG: Well, he lives only..  (Richard) Lovelace lives only forty years. The commentator here says,  “a life of only forty years spent in such vicissitude give little opportunity for that retirement from the world that art and[…]
WCW on WNET continued
December 17, 2017
USA Poetry – William Carlos Williams –  transcript continues  (see here) [note –  on occasion some from the Letters of William Carlos Williams To Kay Boyle (1932) “Dear Kay Boyle….. There is no workable poetic form extant among us today..Joyce and Stein have..gone out of their way to draw down the attention[…]