Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 390
November 2, 2018
November 2nd – it’s the anniversary of  the assasination of Pier Paolo Pasolini.  To read more about the extraordinary Pasolini and the brutal assassination – see here  Sunday November 4 at the Naropa Performing Arts Center a performance of the Lee Hyla (Kronos Quartet) setting of Howl by the Playground Ensemble  Here’s[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 389
October 26, 2018
Andy Clausen‘s  Beat –  A First-Hand Account of The Latter Days of The Beat Generation, long-awaited, finally appears from Autonomedia – Beat is, according to its jacket-blurb,  “an unfiltered chronicle of the wild escapades of those who made the living poetry that expressed the atomic age and beyond….Clausen’s eyewitness memoirs, stories, anecdotes[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 388
October 19, 2018
Andy Warhol’s photo archive  (consisting of 3,600 contact sheets and 130,000 images -“the most complete collection of the artist’s black-and-white photography ever made available to the public”)  was[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 383
September 14, 2018
“…rubber booted in soft grass, mind moveless, /breath trembles in white daisies by the roadside, Heaven breath and my own symmetric/ Airs wavering thru antlered green fern drawn in my navel,/ same breath as breathes thru Capel-Y-Ffin..”  (from “Wales Visitation”) Eco-watch[…]
Bob Rosenthal Interview (On Photography) – 2
August 28, 2018
John Shoesmith’s interview with Bob Rosenthal continues JS: Would the captions change much then, the more he was captioning? Especially some of the iconic ones which he must have captioned dozens of times. BR: Sometimes the difference would be the change of an adjective, a tweaking, but sometimes something will come up[…]
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?[…]
Raymond Foye on Allen Ginsberg’s Photography – part 2
July 31, 2018
Raymond Foye on Allen Ginsberg’s photography – continued from yesterday JS: Robert Frank was obviously an important influence for Allen. RF: For most people I knew, Allen was a real hero, but Allen had his own heroes, and Robert was certainly one of them. Allen worshipped Robert. So the photography was a[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 375
July 20, 2018
The Beat Scene – Photographs by Burt Glenn – edited by Tony Nourmand and Michael Shulman (with an essay by Jack Kerouac), a dazzling portfolio of images shot between 1957 and 1960,  both in New York and San Francisco – close up, contemporaneous, and at the heart of the Beat phenomenon –[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 368
June 1, 2018
June 3 – this Sunday – is Allen’s birthday. To celebrate the Howl Happening Gallery in New York City has organized once again it’s now-annual event.  This year it features David Amram, Ed Sanders, Hettie Jones, Eileen Myles, Simon Pettet, and Peter Hale (manager of the Ginsberg Estate), amongst others. The event[…]
Poetry, Society, & Foolish Resentment
May 23, 2018
Student: Can I go back and ask you a question? We were talking about entering the imagination and making it manifest.. AG: Yeah, well, the reason I read this (Christopher Smart’s “A Song to David”), incidentally,[…]