Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 364
May 4, 2018
Continuing today in New York, the inaugural St Mark’s Poetry Project Allen Ginsberg Symposium – For more on that (proposed annual event) – see here On public television this week, (presented by WGBH Boston and distributed by American Public Television) the beginning of a new[…]
Allen Ginsberg Reading at The Intersection, San Francisco, 1971
July 29, 2017
Another archived reading today (courtesy the irreplaceable PennSounds) – Allen Ginsberg reading at The Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco in 1971 AG: I’ll begin. Most of what I’ll read tonight is poetry from the last twelve months (sic), but I want to begin, prefatory, by a poem[…]
Allen Ginsberg at Cheltenham 1993
May 27, 2017
Allen Ginsberg, in 1993, reading at the Cheltenham Literature Festival in England. The feature today on The Allen Ginsberg Project. Allen reads a selection of poems, (mostly from White Shroud and the, subsequently-published Cosmpolitan Greetings Introduction: Good evening everybody and some of you I’m sure came to the event where Allen Ginsberg[…]
Hum Bom – (Bono & Juan Felipe Herrera)
April 9, 2017
Sadly Allen’s “Hum Bom!” is all too pertinent and prescient  ( “Whydja bomb?/We didn’t wanna bomb!/Whydja bomb?/We didn’t wanna bomb!”) – Lisa New, creator and host of Poetry in America, a new poetry intiative from Harvard, has just released  the video above.   – U2’s Bono reciting the poem and US poet-laureate Juan[…]
Allen Ginsberg & Steven Taylor at Texas State 1996 – Q & A -1
October 11, 2014
 Following on from our recent posting of Allen’s 1996 Texas State University reading, here’s a transcription of the Q & A that followed Good morning. We have an hour I would ask you to speak clearly, there’s a lot of people in here (that’s what we like) and I want to[…]
Hum Bom
August 3, 2014
We featured one yesterday, so here’s another poem from the collection, Cosmopolitan Greetings – Poems 1986-1992   Inserted here without comment (and for all the obvious reasons)                                                      HUM BOM! I Whom bomb? We bomb’d them! Whom bomb? We bomb’d them! Whom bomb? We bomb’d them! Whom bomb? We bomb’d them! Whom bomb? We[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 50
November 18, 2011
“Gog and Magog. Gog and Magog. Armageddon did the Job” – that’s the voice of David Shapiro (and glimpses too of David Amram, Joyce Johnson, Ann Douglas, and others from this video footage of the Columbia (University’s) Alumnae Association’s annual Beat hommage (“A Celebration of Columbia’s Beats”), held earlier this year. The[…]