“French Revolution” – 3
November 21, 2018
[Liberty Leading The People – Eugene Delacroix (1830)} Allen Ginsberg continuing his notes on “The French Revolution” AG: “In the den nam’d Destiny a strong man sat,/ His feet and hands cut off, and his eyes blinded; round his /middle a chain and a band/ Fasten’d into the wall; fancy gave him[…]
“French Revolution” – 2
November 20, 2018
Allen Ginsberg on William Blake’s poem “The French Revolution”, continues AG: So then we have this vision of the seven towers of the Bastille.  Yeah? Student: Yeah, I think I read in the Blake Dictionary  that the seven towers represented the different victims of the Revolution.. Pure woman…. AG: Yeah, I’ve got[…]
“French Revolution” – 1
November 19, 2018
Allen Ginsberg on William Blake’s poem “The French Revolution”, continues AG: Okay, now to the poem.  So you get the idea.  ((S. Foster Damon) also says (that) Blake had to make up the details of Louis’s council[…]
Alice Notley on Allen Ginsberg – 4
September 13, 2018
Alice Notley talk on Allen Ginsberg and his exemplary internationalism continues and concludes today Poem 6 is a song, “Industrial Waves,” that is to be sung (and I don’t know the[…]
Alice Notley on Allen Ginsberg – 1
September 10, 2018
The feature this week – Alice Notley‘s keynote speech at the Allen Ginsberg Symposium, this past May 5th, at the St Marks Poetry Project in New York – on Allen[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 347
January 5, 2018
Looking forward and looking back, with the year’s first “Weekly Round-Up”, starting off with Allen Ginsberg – Fotografìa y Poetica Beat at the Photology Gallery in Garzon, Uruguay –  the first ever showing of Allen’s photographs in South America!  (this show is coming to a close, closing-date is next Tuesday, January 9).[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 336
October 6, 2017
Just a reminder that it’s Kerouac celebrations in his home-town of Lowell this weekend. Festivities have already begun, but plenty’s still happening –  you can[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 333
September 15, 2017
Next week in Paris (September 20-22) sees the sixth Annual Conference of the European Beat Studies Network –  “The Transcultural Beat Generation”  is this year’s focus “(Collaboration. Publication, Translation)”.  The three days are broken down as follows: Wednesday, the 20th – “French Edition(s) and Beat Intellectual Life in Paris” – Thursday, the[…]
Guillaume Apollinaire – (Ombre)
August 26, 2017
Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918) A guest-posting today from our friend (and erstwhile long-time upstairs-neighbor of Allen’s in New York) poet, John Godfrey. Today, August 26th, is the great Guillaume Apollinaire‘s birthday “In 1965, the U.S. troop level in Vietnam exceeded 500,000. Allen Ginsberg became perhaps the most flamboyant of many literary opponents to[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 317
May 26, 2017
Today is the anniversary of Trungpa’s Rinpoche’s Buddhist cremation ceremony. Thirty years ago today, ‘”more than two thousand students and friends” gathered, “in a meadow ringed with pine and maple[…]