Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 391
November 9, 2018
November 9th – Robert Frank‘s birthday, his 94th birthday We draw your attention to previous Robert Frank birthday postings here on the Allen Ginsberg Project –  here, here, here, here and here   Don’t Hide The Madness – the William[…]
Gary Snyder’s Birthday
May 8, 2018
Gary Snyder is 88 today. Happy Birthday, Gary! Here‘s a recent (2017) (local tv) interview Here’s another recent (2017) radio interview Previous Gary Snyder Birthday Celebrations on the Allen Ginsberg Project can be accessed here, here, here, here, here,[…]
Barry Farber Interview – 4
April 15, 2018
We continue with the transcription of Allen’s appearance on Barry Farber’s 1976 radio broadcast. In this episode, a punk Jonathan Robbins appears to the consternation of Barry Farber, and Allen discusses, among other things, ecology (eco-consciousness) and the apparent difficulty (alleged impossibility) of translation.  BF:  (The Beat Generation) ….was every[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Andrew Marvell – The Garden – 3
January 31, 2018
Allen Ginsberg on Andrew Marvell’s “The Garden” continues Student:  I don’t understand.  (In the last part , I think I don’t follow the argument) AG: Okay…[…]
WNET Whalen & Snyder – Snyder
January 28, 2018
Richard O Moore’s WNET Poetry continues  (continuing from here, approximately fourteen-and-three-quarter minutes in) – 1965, the young Gary Snyder) Introduction:  Gary Snyder is another poet identified with the Pacific Northwest, San Francisco, and Reed College. Snyder now lives in Kyoto, Japan, where he’s[…]
Eric Mottram and Philip Whalen 1985 Naropa Reading
December 30, 2017
  Eric Mottram] A vintage Naropa reading from July 21 1985 in two parts for this weekend. Today, the first part, features Eric Mottram and Philip Whalen. Anne Waldman gives the introductions. Allen Ginsberg tomorrow. AW: We’re pleased to have Eric Mottram, Philip Whalen and Allen Ginsberg reading – and Eric and[…]
Shunryu Suzuki (1904-1971)
December 4, 2017
Remembering today one of the great Buddhist teachers, Suzuki Roshi,  Shunryu Suzuki, influential Soto Zen priest and founder of the San Francisco Zen Center and the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center (the first Soto Zen training monastery in the United States and one of the very first Buddhist training monasteries to be established[…]
Jack Kerouac to Allen Ginsberg November 1957
November 30, 2017
Another Ginsberg letter today – this one to Allen (dated November 30, 1957 – sixty years ago today) from Jack Kerouac in Orlando, Florida to Allen in Paris.  Jack confesses he’s drunk,[…]