Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 328
August 11, 2017
The treasure-trove that is the recently-digitalized Stanford archive is starting to unpack itself. Last week, Jay Barmann at the SFist, spotlighted a particularly choice gem (two gems, in fact) – Ginsberg and Bob Dylan, talking backstage, on December 11, 1965, in San Francisco,[…]
Allen Ginsberg Reading at The Intersection, San Francisco, 1971
July 29, 2017
Another archived reading today (courtesy the irreplaceable PennSounds) – Allen Ginsberg reading at The Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco in 1971 AG: I’ll begin. Most of what I’ll read tonight is poetry from the last twelve months (sic), but I want to begin, prefatory, by a poem[…]
Buddhism and The Beats (Ginsberg 1993 – I – Introduction)
July 15, 2017
A real treat this weekend – with gratitude to Robyn Brentano and students from the NYU Ethnographic Film Program – “Buddhism and the Beats.”. “In 1993, Allen Ginsberg spoke to a gathering of students of the Tibetan Buddhist monk, Lobsang Samten, about the impact of Buddhist thought and practice on himself, the[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 323
July 7, 2017
“Driving The Beat Road” – Jeff Weiss‘ recent detailed (and profusely illustrated ) survey, in The Washington Post, “in search of surviving members of the Beat Generation“,  is another  (well, we keep using this term, but it’s true) – “must-read”. Weiss recounts the circumstances and the details of his interviews (conducted earlier[…]
Saturday May 20 (Robert Creeley)
May 20, 2017
Robert Creeley would have been ninety-one tomorrow, May 21st (he died in 2005). In honor of the great man and his birthday, we present, this weekend, another transcription from the extraordinary Bay Area Writers series (from back in 1975-76) – (see also here and here) – Rudimentary recording equipment, so there are,[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 316
May 19, 2017
Excited to have received early advance copies  of  Pat Thomas‘ remarkable follow-up to the The Last Word on First Blues  CD-set, (release-date isn’t until June 23) – the  two-CD re-packaging of the Blake[…]
Gary Snyder’s Birthday
May 8, 2017
Gary Snyder is eighty-seven years old today.  Happy Birthday Gary Snyder! Here’s Gary, accompanied by The Parkington Sisters, at the Geraldine R Dodge Poetry Festival in New Jersey in 2014, performing “Prayer For The Great Family” and here’s Gary’s reading at that same event: One more recent Snyder reading, from the University[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 300
January 27, 2017
No Friday-Round Up last week, so a little catch up today, starting with Sean Elder’s Gary Snyder interview, “National Treasure,” in Lion’s Roar.  [Gary[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 291
October 28, 2016
The big news today. Upcoming on the Ginsberg site, we’re working on a number of upgrades and changes. Stay tuned (and bear with us as we iron out all of the issues of transition). Starting next week, we’ll no longer be with blogger, the blog will be accessible, instead, via a newly-vamped[…]