Jacqueline Gens Interview
August 20, 2018
Long before she began working with Allen Ginsberg in the 1980s, Jacqueline Gens was inspired by the Beat writers. Discovering their work when she was in her teens, she points to Allen Ginsberg’s poem “Kaddish” as one that “just rocked my world.” A poet in her[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 350
January 26, 2018
Jerry Aronson‘s definitive documentary DVD,  The Life And Times of Allen Ginsberg, has been noted on this site several times before, but it’s a must-see, must-view, and, on the occasion of a refurbishing of Jerry’s web-site, bears repeating/revisiting. Archivist, poet, Randy Roark, remembers Allen’s response – “He saw a working copy at[…]
Gay Pride (Allen Ginsberg – Out Since The ‘Fifties)
June 25, 2017
Gay Pride – Allen Ginsberg –  LGBT hero – Today, celebrating the day,  a little fugitive footage – queer tv – from Network Q’s,  “Out Across America” –  episode 35, from  September 1994 – (for the[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 221
June 5, 2015
  The David Olio “Please Master” case (our focus last week) remains in the news (as well it should). Here’s Jerry Aronson, director of The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg reading recently-unearthed transcriptions of Allen explaining his intentions and inspiration for writing the poem:  “Some situations are exuberant, like “Howl” or[…]
Colin Still – Optic Nerve
May 2, 2015
Colin Still and Optic Nerve‘s poetic documentation and extraordinary achievement needs to be sung. So we’re singing it today here. By now, perhaps, many of you will have already seen, and be familiar with, this footage (Colin’s footage) – the legendary pairing – Allen Ginsberg accompanied by Paul McCartney, at[…]
October 23, 2013
   from the Vox Interview, (conducted at Slane Castle, Dublin)  July 8 1984:  Bono: I just bought Woody Guthrie‘s Bound For Glory. I’m just a beginner when it comes to[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 133
July 5, 2013
The Allen Ginsberg Festival kicks off next Thursday in San Francisco with a literary tour of North Beach by Allen’s biographer (and bibliographer) Bill Morgan. On Thursday night at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, you can learn more, as Bill is the guest in a conversation with poet, David Meltzer. Gravity Goldberg will[…]
Friday Weekly Round-Up – 126
May 17, 2013
The DVD documentary – Jerry Aronson’s The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg (2008) was re-released this week by Docudrama. What can we say? – If you still don’t have it, an essential item. Michael Kammen’s essay on Jack Kerouac in the L.A. Review of Books, “Jack Kerouac’s Restless Odyssey and His[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 119
March 29, 2013
[Harry Smith – Photograph by Allen Ginsberg – Copyright The Estate of Allen Ginsberg – Caption reads: “Harry Smith at kitchen table 437 East 12th Street. Apt 22, he lived in tiny quiet room off to the side of the kitchen, suffered compression fracture of knee, bumped by car on First Avenue[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up 49
November 11, 2011
Welcome recent Allen Ginsberg Project readers, and greetings and thank yous to our more long-time followers, as this site continues to build. The biggest “spike” in our history took place this week, on Tuesday, following our Sonic Youth posting (even bigger, yes, than that following our Johnny Depp, or Bob Dylan, or[…]