Alice Notley on Allen Ginsberg – 1
September 10, 2018
The feature this week – Alice Notley‘s keynote speech at the Allen Ginsberg Symposium, this past May 5th, at the St Marks Poetry Project in New York – on Allen[…]
Sid Kaplan Interview
August 13, 2018
John Shoesmith’s interviews with those involved with Allen as a photographer continues.  Today – Sid Kaplan Although largely known outside the world of photography, the name Sid Kaplan is legendary, particularly within the New York City photography scene. While a highly-respected photographer in his own right,[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 366
May 18, 2018
Allen Ginsberg in Asia – another early taste of David S Wills’  World Citizen – Allen Ginsberg as Traveller, (due out later this year – his fourth book, and another must-read from Beatdom‘s spirited editor). Also from Beatdom this year (we mentioned these titles last week),[…]
Musical Archetypes and Natural Rhythmic Measures
May 9, 2018
 Allen Ginsberg’s 1980 class in  Basic Poetics continues from here  AG: ..And I’m not sure, actually. I’m just posing the question, whether the continuous repetition of a fixed structure and memorization of it will then begin to collect emotions around it,[…]
Barry Farber Interview – 2
April 8, 2018
Barry Farber’s 1975 radio interview continues. In this second segment, Allen engages with two studio guests (unlikely cohorts), the open-minded and wonderfully out-of-fashion “Bullets” Durgin, and Robert Goodman, “a young reporter, no longer just a collegiate reporter” BF:  Poets, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, Jonathan Robbins[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 357
March 16, 2018
Allen Ginsberg in India – Allen and the Hungryalists (we’ve pointed out this crucial connection before) – Rima Bhattacharya’s “The Common Thread Between The Beats[…]
Buddhism and The Beats (Ginsberg 1993 – Q & A)
July 22, 2017
Following on from last week’s “Buddhists and The Beats” video -the Q & A, the final segment. Do we have time for questions.? AG: Yes, sure Q: You said that your poetry is a practice as well, so..is it..do you meditate every day? do you use poetry as a practice? AG: It’s[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Allen Ginsberg in Austin – Interview – 1978
March 18, 2017
Interviewer: So we want to figure out what’s best, you know, what will be most comfortable for you. What I want to do is an oral history of the ‘Sixties and Austin’s an interesting area because there’s a major university with a lot of anti-war… There was a segregtion case, a very[…]