Allen Ginsberg Reading – Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1994
December 17, 2018
Returning this week to the trove of recorded material currently available  in the Stanford Archives, we focus today (perhaps somewhat arbitrarily) on a reading Allen gave at Hot Springs, Arkansas in November 1994.   The recording is available – here  It begins[…]
Allen Ginsberg – Richland College reading – part 2
October 1, 2017
Allen Ginsberg’s 1980 Richland College reading – continuing from yesterday AG: So I would say now move on to.. 1956- moving on from 1956 to 1976. I have a series of poems which will require some music also – “Father Death Blues” – if we can get together on the stage –[…]
Studs Terkel interviews Allen Ginsberg, 1976 – part two
May 14, 2017
Allen Ginsberg and Studs Terkel continuing from here [At approximately half-way through their conversation, approximately thirty-two minutes in, Allen sings “Gospel Noble Truths” (“Born in this world, you’ve got to suffer..”) making several improvised additions –  (“no permanent soul!”,  “the dharma chakra”,  “Look what you’ve done – 1968” – “Let go, Studs!”)[…]
Allen Ginsberg Reading At Warwick University, 1979
January 22, 2017
Allen Ginsberg Reading At Warwick University, 1979  (continuing from yesterday) AG: I’ll begin since – oh we were discussing the subject . I’ll begin with a song dedicated to another fellow in prison, David Solomon[…]
Allen Ginsberg Reading in Baltimore 1978 – 2
December 11, 2016
continuing from yesterday AG: So, actually, I was in the hospital and I actually went out of my skull, I was full of antibiotics and fever and it seemed like it was about time to[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 247
December 4, 2015
From the audio-visual archives of RTBF, Belgium’s public-broadcasting organization for the French-speaking community, this delightful footage of Allen (and Peter Orlovsky and Steven Taylor) in Belgium in 1983. Following a short introduction, Allen and company are glimpsed (briefly) walking the streets (of Liege) and then Allen is interviewed (speaking en francais!). Allen[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 225
July 3, 2015
  Sometime since we noted great Ginsberg parodies – Remember Yelp? and Tweet? – even “Peter LaBarbera” (!) – Filip Noterdaeme has taken it one stage further, not just revisiting ‘Howl” (the opening poem) but that entire book! – Growl and Other Poems will be published by Lit Fest Press in the[…]
Allen and Louis Ginsberg – Alan Ziegler’s 1976 Visit
June 6, 2015
     We were intending to run (re-run) this – Alan Ziegler‘s extraordinary account of visiting with Allen, and  Louis, shortly before his father’s death, (first published in The Village Voice in July of 1976), but were “pipped at the post” (not that there’s any competition involved) by our good friends at[…]
Allen Ginsberg & Steven Taylor – 1996 at Texas State
October 4, 2014
 We feature today a reading by Allen, recorded, just a year before his death, on April 11, 1996, at the Evans Auditorium, Southwest Texas State University. A noticeably weakened Allen – “I have bronchitis, so if my voice fails and I start coughing…” (and cough he does, finding it necessary to[…]
Manhattan Poetry Video Project 1984
November 27, 2013
Rose Lesniak’s Manhattan Poetry Video Project, from 1984 (three poetry-videos, Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, and Bob Holman) was, unquestionably, pioneering in its time. This was a good decade-and-more before the United States of Poetry, and the subsequent rise and development of now-ubiquitous video technology (a good two-decades-and-more before, even, the baby-steps of[…]