Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 396
December 14, 2018
December in Cherry Valley, Paul Kane‘s photograph and memoir-note featured here reminds us of East Hill Farm and Gordon Ball‘s extraordinary custodianship   “A Winter’s Day,  Allen Ginsberg’s Farm,  Cherry Valley, NY”,  from significantly later (and post-the classic Ball residency), 1986-87, may be viewed here   Allen and his inscriptions. A while[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 382
September 7, 2018
Gordon Ball (whose iconic photograph of Virginia military academy students in a classroom reading Howl we featured, here on The Allen Ginsberg Project, a few weeks back), is a photographer, filmmaker, author, and the accomplished editor of several volumes of Allen’s journals, (notably Journals – Early ‘Fifties, Early[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 378
August 10, 2018
Michael Robbins on Book Post – on Gordon Ball’s iconic photograph “What better image of.. institutionalized complacency could be imagined than the assigning of Ginsberg’s verse to the nation’s future military elite, who – far from being scandalized by lines like “Go fuck yourself with your atom bomb” (from “America,” perhaps Ginsberg’s[…]
Brian Graham Interview – part 2
August 7, 2018
Brian Graham on Allen Ginsberg’s photography – continues JS: I’m interested in Allen and his photographic “eye” – did he know what he was looking for when he was looking at a contact sheet and what he’d want printed?[…]
America, America
July 3, 2017
  Allen Ginsberg’s classic poem “America” is one we tend to trot out around this time   (like every Thanksgiving, it’ll be William Burroughs’ “Thanksgiving Prayer”  and every Allen’s birthday,[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 321
June 23, 2017
Today is the official release day for The Complete Songs Of Innocence And Experience, Allen’s Blake settings, re-released on CD and Digital by Omnivore Recordings, for the first time, (plus a second disc of rarities and previously unissued songs). For earlier announcements on the Allen Ginsberg Project  – see here and here.  […]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 309
April 7, 2017
The Best Minds of My Generation: A Literary History of The Beats As Taught by Allen Ginsberg is just out (this past Tuesday) from Penguin Books in England. Next Friday, Grove Press will publish the American edition.  Interesting to compare the covers perhaps – the more sober UK edition, the more brash,[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 308
March 31, 2017
Heads-up for next Friday! (Friday April 7) – Ginsberg Green – “A spoken word & musical gathering honoring the life and Green activism of Allen Ginsberg” – a unique celebratory event, organized by our good friend Patrick Warner, scheduled to take place at The Sprinkler Factory in Worcester, Mass, starting approximately 6[…]
Bonnie Bremser
February 23, 2017
Yesterday we spotlighted Ray Bremser, today we spotlight his sometime-wife Bonnie (nee Frazer) Bremser and the extraordinary document Troia-Mexican Memoirs (1969) (published in England as For Love of Ray (1971)), a “lost classic of Beat experimental writing.” Heike Mlakar, in her 2007 book, Merely Being There Is Not Enough – Women’s Roles[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 290
October 21, 2016
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s birthday today – from Richard Holmes’ definitive biography: ” (William) Wordsworth called him “the most wonderful man” he had ever known; but many subsequent biographers have been skeptical. It would seem possible to write an entire book on Coleridge’s opium addiction, his plagiarisms, his fecklessness[…]