AG: Well, let’s get on to the actual texts, finally. One line I liked (page 39 0f Selected Poems).. did any of you get to read any of this? in advance? – Raise your hand if you did. Anybody not familiar with it at all? Are these books unavailable or something? They were in the library, or two of them..
Student: No, they are walking off the reserve shelf.
AG: There is a back. You have to go in the back and look. It’s the same thing, except you go in
Really been itching to post this poem that Helen Weaver wrote a few years ago and posted on her blog for Allen’s birthday this year. So, finally here it is! While we’re on the subject of Helen Weaver, be sure to check out her recently published memoir, The Awakener published by City Lights. A fantastic fun read.
The Responsibility of Allen Ginsberg
for a friend who said she couldn’t put “Allen Ginsberg” and “responsibility”
in the same sentence
Clearly I have a different definition of the word
I think Allen was one of the most responsible people I’ve known