Don’t Hide The Madness
October 13, 2018
Coming out next week ( on Tuesday) – and much anticipated – Don’t Hide The Madness – William S Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg., from 1992, a documentary record of the meeting of two great minds. As Burroughs and Ginsberg biographer, Barry Miles has written – “Steven Taylor’s transcriptions of Billl[…]
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[…]
Harry Smith
May 29, 2018
Harry Smith‘s birthday today (born May 29, 1923, Portland, Oregon) . For more Harry birthday postings on the Allen Ginsberg Project – see here, here, here,  here,  here and here  Allen Ginsberg on Harry Smith – here [Harry[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up -360
April 6, 2018
National Poetry Month in America this month. “April is the cruellest..” and all that. We’re very much of the opinion of noted[…]
Harry Smith
November 27, 2017
Twenty-seven years since the passing of Harry Smith on this day, Monday the 27th, (Harry would, of course, have enjoyed the numerological alignment) Harry has been profiled and featured often on The Allen Ginsberg Project. most recently and extensively – here (see that[…]
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[…]
Memorial Day – Harry Smith’s Birthday
May 29, 2017
Harry Smith‘s birthday today, born in Portland, Oregon, May 29, 1923. Allen certainly admired, and took a great many pictures of Harry (more indeed than almost any other subject).  Here is just a sampling of a few of them, various locations, but mostly in Allen’s kitchen, East 12th Street NYC, 1984-1989. See[…]
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[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 249
December 18, 2015
Allen Ginsberg – Photograph by Cynthia Macadams Lawrence Ferlinghetti on Reddit – on what is his favorite Allen Ginsberg poem – “Aunt Rose” because it’s a very touching, deep and profound expression of love and empathy of his old Aunt Rose. It’s even more powerful than his long poem about his[…]