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[…]
WNET (Koch and Ashbery) – Kenneth Koch
February 10, 2018
 Another of the WNET poetry films that we’ve been featuring. This weekend – Kenneth Koch and John Ashbery  – Today, the young  Kenneth Koch KK: There’s an awful lot in my poems that I don’t understand at the time of writing them and if I understand them as I write them[…]
WNET – Frank O’Hara & Ed Sanders –  Frank O’Hara
February 3, 2018
Vintage WNET USA-Poetry continues. This weekend – Frank O’Hara and Ed Sanders (starting with Frank O’Hara) . This priceless footage (O’Hara died a few weeks after the shooting of the film) includes footage of him reading his ebullient, witty poem for Allen – “Fantasy (dedicated to the health of Allen Ginsberg)”. The[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 249
December 18, 2015
Allen Ginsberg – Photograph by Cynthia Macadams Lawrence Ferlinghetti on Reddit – on what is his favorite Allen Ginsberg poem – “Aunt Rose” because it’s a very touching, deep and profound expression of love and empathy of his old Aunt Rose. It’s even more powerful than his long poem about his[…]
Kenneth Koch Q and A continued
October 18, 2015
Kenneth Koch Q & A from 1979 continues KK:  Maybe we should have some more questions. What would you like me to tell you about? Student: What do you at Columbia? KK: I teach three courses there. I’m a regular Professor. I[…]
Kenneth Koch Q & A
October 17, 2015
            Two weeks ago, we featured transcript of “New York School” poet, Kenneth Koch speaking at Naropa (back in 1979). This weekend we continue that with transcript of the Q & A that followed his lecture Student: You.. When you write, do you get edited at all?   KK: I’ve[…]
Kenneth Koch’s 1979 Naropa Class
October 3, 2015
                                                               Kenneth Koch last week – Here’s transcription of Kenneth’s (Summer Academy of Practicing Writers) May 26, 1979 Naropa class[…]
(Tuesday April 7) Billie Holiday Centennial
April 7, 2015
                                Today, April 7, 2015 is the Billie Holiday Centennial Billie Holiday was born, Eleanora Fagan, in Philadelphia exactly one hundred years ago today. Allen Ginsberg,[…]
Meditation and Poetics – 25
January 5, 2015
  Our serialization of Allen’s 1978 Naropa Institute lecture series, Meditation and Poetics continues with this class from July 24 1978 AG: So, heroic days, the (19)20’s and (19)30’s, with heroic figures making movements which are based on real philosophic ideas, which were themselves based on new notions of sense perception, sharpening[…]
Expansive Poetics 93 – (Apollinaire & Frank O’Hara)
August 4, 2014
AG: So the last thing we had in the anthology was a poem read (by Guillaume Apollinaire) at the marriage of Andre Salmon, and the reason I put that in is that, in addition to inaugerating double-sight Cubism juxtaposition modernity (of psychological modernity,[…]