Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 386
October 5, 2018
The annual Jack Kerouac festival in Lowell, his home town (Lowell Celebrates Kerouac) began yesterday and continues through Monday.  This year, LCK is observing the thirtieth anniversary of the dedication of the Jack Kerouac Commemorative and the sixtieth anniversary of the publication of The Dharma Bums. Among the highlights, David Amram (of[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 359
March 30, 2018
Today, Friday March 30th. is Howl dedicatee, Carl Solomon‘s birthday. For last year’s Carl Solomon posting (“Remembering Carl Solomon”) – see here) It’s also the anniversary of Rimbaud‘s lover, the poet, Paul Verlaine‘s birthday.  (For a[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 354
February 23, 2018
“Beat Generation, Ginsberg Corso, Ferlinghetti Viaggio in Italia”, (Beat Generation, Ginsberg, Corso, Ferlinghetti Travels in Italy), a show of over 200 black-and-white photos (accompanied by an apparatus of over 600 documents (books, first editions, printed ephemera, etc)  […]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 313
April 28, 2017
Allen’s new book, The Best Minds of My Generation, selections from Allen’s lectures (not to be confused with the lectures transcribed here on the Allen Ginsberg Project), “mercifully reduced to 455 pages, shorn of repetitions, student interventions and Ginsberg’s habit[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 301 (il Saggiatore)
February 3, 2017
Ginsberg celebrations in Milan this weekend  (in celebration of the recent publication of the Italian translation of Wait Till I’m Dead  (Non finché vivo) il Saggiatore, Allen’s publishers, feature Allen in the fifth edition of their Writers series. Today, Friday, “Dal cuore dell’America all’India” (From the heart of America to India), a[…]
Ezra Pound’s Birthday
October 30, 2015
Ezra Pound (1885-1972) We featured a couple of days ago, the early English lyric, “Summer is Icumen in” (commonly known as “The Cuckoo Song”) Ezra Pound made a playful parody of it AG:    …And I forgot there’s this little paraphrase by Ezra Pound of “The Cuckoo Song”. Has anybody heard that or[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 230
August 7, 2015
  Yesterday was Diane Di Prima‘s 81st birthday. Here’s the extraodinary class she gave last May (with Professor Steven Goodman) at the California Institute of Integral Studies – in two parts, here and here  Earlier Diane Di Prima birthday shout-outs on the Allen Ginsberg Project here, here, and here Here‘s a two-part[…]
Gay Pride Weekend
June 27, 2015
Celebrating sexuality, coming out, and of course Marriage Equality on an extraordinarily euphoric Gay Pride Weekend! “Some situations are exuberant, like “Howl” or “Plutonian Ode”. Some situations are “Gee, I feel so good, I think I’ll write down what I see at this moment”. Some situations, I’m trying to locate what is[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 160
January 10, 2014
“To Allen Ginsberg”, Living Music‘s, long out-of-print, free-form, “acid-folk” “avant-jazz”, 1971 album, recorded for Italy’s RCA’s experimental imprint, “Free Dimension” and featuring the voice of Gianfranca Montedoro, the keyboards of Umberto Santucci, and the saxophone and flute of Umberto’s brother, jazz legend, Cicci Santucci, was recently re-released by the intriguing, inquisitive, Australian[…]
For Homer – (Gregory Corso)
January 17, 2013
 Twelve years to the day since Gregory Corso passed away. We celebrate his autochthnic spirit! This footage (above) of Corso, reciting his poem “For Homer”, with music by Nicholas Tremulis and featuring footage of Corso, Tremulis, and poet, Ira Cohen, dates from 1993. and here’s a photo of  Gregory’s grave-site in[…]