Compositional Practice – (Sustained Attention – 1)
May 14, 2018
Allen Ginsberg, at Naropa, from 1980, continuing with his lecture on Basic Poetics AG: So, working last night reminded me of something that I hadn’t tried formulating, or vocalizing, which is that to write a work of genius, of any density and thickness and length (except for the little ditties and brilliant[…]
Gregory Corso (K – Libre) – 2
April 1, 2018
continued from yesterday.  Gregory Corso begins by reading/explaining his poem, “The Whole Mess…Almost” “I went to my room/, sat down,/ opened my pen-knife to open a letter./ Halfway I stopped, /put letter and penknife down, went to the window and opened[…]
Gregory Corso (K – Libre) -1
March 31, 2018
This weekend we feature just one of the innumerable treasures in the Archives at Stanford University (there’ll be many more to come) Today (in two parts, the second tomorrow) Allen Ginsberg’s tape from 1977 of a reading by Gregory Corso.[…]
Gregory Corso’s Birthday
March 26, 2018
 Gregory Corso‘s birthday today (he would have been 88). A little bit of Gregory from beyond-the-grave. Gregory’s been a pretty permanent feature on The Allen Ginsberg Project – see earlier birthday postings – here, here, here – and here A Gregory Corso weekend –  here and here Vintage Gregory Corso readings[…]
Miltonic Psalm Notations
March 19, 2018
Allen Ginsberg’s 1980 Basic Poetics class (at Naropa) – continuing from here AG: So, the next experiment I did (was) with Miltonics – Milton. This is my Miltonics. It was pretty sick Miltonics.  Because what it is,  is a total[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 356
March 9, 2018
Beyond Beat, the five-day Los Angeles Beat  convention continues. Among the highlights tonight, a group reading of “Howl” (also a performance of Gregory Corso’s “Bomb”, and a poetry reading by Neeli Cherkovski and Paul Vangelisti). Tomorrow (Saturday) will include a “Punk and Beat” panel  (with V. Vale, Jerry Casale, and S.A.Griffin), a[…]
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[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 354
February 23, 2018
“Beat Generation, Ginsberg Corso, Ferlinghetti Viaggio in Italia”, (Beat Generation, Ginsberg, Corso, Ferlinghetti Travels in Italy), a show of over 200 black-and-white photos (accompanied by an apparatus of over 600 documents (books, first editions, printed ephemera, etc)  […]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 349
January 19, 2018
Opening tonight in New York, at the New York Public Library, You Say You Want A Revolution – Remembering the Sixties – a comprehensive exhibition, drawn from the library’s holdings, “exploring the breadth and significance of this pivotal era—from communal living and forays into expanded consciousness to tensions around race, politics, sexuality,[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 348
January 12, 2018
Reposting and restating last week’s big news – “Howl’,  a newly-assembled red vinyl  box-set will be available soon – next month – from Craft Recordings.  February 23 is slated as the release-date. Hold your breath! A couple of weeks back,  Chris Agg uploaded a scattering of short Beat-related video-clips onto You Tube.[…]