William Blake’s Birthday
November 28, 2017
William Blake was born today, two hundred and sixty years ago, in London, England We salute the great, inspired, poet, painter, visionary. Here’s poet, scholar, literary maverick, Iain Sinclair, for the British Library, on an essential quality of the man – William Blake’s radicalism [Blake’s image of Albion, accompanying the words Albion[…]
Tom Raworth (1938-2017)
February 9, 2017
Sad news to announce, the passing of one the great voices of poetry, and one of our dearest friends, Tom Raworth died today, after a long and protracted illness, aged 78. From the Poetry Foundation website – “Writer, artist, teacher, and publisher Tom Raworth was[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up 166
February 28, 2014
Chogyam Trungpa would have been 75 years old today Previous Trungpa birthday postings on the Allen Ginsberg Project may be viewed here and here  For a rich wealth of Trungpa materials – see here (Shambhala), here (the Chronicles Project) and here (the Chogyam Trungpa Legacy Project) not forgetting his pivotal role in[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 151
November 8, 2013
Allen Ginsberg – Bloodsong – (edited by James Grauerolz) – Italian paperback, published by il Saggiatore, 2013] Continuing from last week, (we can’t seem to leave it alone!) Kill Your Darlings (see earlier digests here and here) continues to garner reviews (mostly positive ones) – Michael O’Sullivan in The Washington Post takes[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 144
September 20, 2013
  “The film of the year”? – “The film of the year”? –  Well, obviously, we had to run this one! – Rebecca Cope, in Harpers Bazaar, on Kill Your Darlings.  Kill Your Darlings “buzz” continues to roll on, full pace. Here’s Timothy[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 107
January 4, 2013
Marsden Hartley‘s birthday today. Hartley was a figure Allen admired, not only as a painter, but (perhaps even more) as a strangely neglected poet. For more on Hartley the poet see here and here. For more (audio[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 68
April 6, 2012
  “Should. Should. Should. Should. Should. You keep making this sound, “Should”, I don’t think anybody “should” do anything.” – If you’ve not seen it, don’t miss this account, Richard J McCarthy’s account, of a 1969 encounter with Allen. Zeitgeist, cultural zeitgeist – Last Sunday, tv-watching[…]
Iain Sinclair & Ah Sunflower Footage (ASV 10)
July 12, 2011
Allen speaking in this clip, from Iain Sinclair and Robert Klinkert’s “Ah Sunflower!” movie, is one of the great items on the web – on You Tube anyway – in that it speaks so specifically to the (visual seduction of the) medium – postmodern self-awareness, “so you don’t get deceived”. so essential[…]
Harry Smith Would Have Loved This
February 1, 2011
We’re not in the habit (no?) of posting “personal videos” but were curiously transfixed by this Meanwhile. more seriously, for those of you in London on Wednesday night, Iain Sinclair. Mark Ford and Jack Underwood are at The South Bank Centre, as part of the Special Edition series, presenting Allen Ginsberg and[…]