Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 363
April 27, 2018
An Allen Ginsberg Symposium coming up next week at the Poetry Project. Three days of events next Thursday through Saturday. Full details of the programming can be found here. Highlights include, “Allen Ginsberg: An International Poetry, Its Genius & Particles”, a keynote talk by Alice Notley, workshops with Anne Waldman and Ed[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 246
November 27, 2015
Guillaume Apollinaire – Zone – Selected Poems – “The fruit of poet-translator Ron Padgett‘s fifty-year engagement with the work of France’s greatest modern poet” –   (a bilingual edition) – has just been published by the New York Review Books.  Don’t miss it.   For Allen Ginsberg on Apollinaire – […]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 224
June 26, 2015
  Beatnik Shindig this upcoming weekend. We spotlighted it last week but are reminding you again. The place to be right now – Fort Mason Center, San Francisco   Hot hot news – Allen Ginsberg ‘s recently-(re)discovered pro-Bernie Sanders poem “Burlington Snow”.  Here’s the hand-written poem courtesy the University of Vermont Library  (written[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 223
June 19, 2015
Rose “Rosebud” Feliu-Pettet,  a long-time friend of Allen’s, author of the definitive account of Allen’s passing,  passed away herself this week. She’d been suffering from a particularly virulent form of cancer, bile duct cancer. She was 69  For more of Rosebud on Allen – see here:  […]
Friday Weekly Round-Up – 209
February 20, 2015
    Linda Cronin and Linda Hillringhouse – first-prize winners at the annual  Paterson, New Jersey. Passaic County Community College Allen Ginsberg awards – Congratulations you two! Tonight, in NYC (at the Cornelia Street Cafe) – Eliot Katz, Bob Rosenthal, and others – an hommage to Allen Ginsberg (the first of a[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round Up – 204
January 16, 2015
Herbert Huncke Centennial Celebrations at the Beat Museum today – Laki Vazakas, Hilary Holladay, Ben Schafer, Dennis McNally, Brenda Knight, Regina Marler and Tate Swindell look back upon and discuss Herbert Huncke’s genius.  Two weeks since the last Friday Round-Up, so a bit of catching up to do.  Here’s (talking of the[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 200
December 5, 2014
The anniversary today of  the suicide of Vachel Lindsay 1931 -Eighty-three years ago.. His doctors at the time discretely reported his death as having been the result of heart failure,  but it was actually suicide – from drinking, in manic despair, an almost-full bottle of domestic cleaner, Lysol  His famous last words?[…]
The Cassady-Kerouac “Joan Anderson letter” – “the seminal piece of literature of the Beat Generation” rediscovered
November 24, 2014
Catalog cover for the upcoming (December 17 2014) auction of the Golden Goose Press Archive Collection at Profiles in History, Calabasas, California The legendary Joan Anderson letter (the Beat Generation’s so-called “holy grail”)  has emerged! – in its entirety! – after a sixty-or-more year hiatus!  AP’s John Rogers reports today that the[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 136
July 26, 2013
An interesting review/profile/spotlight, coming off Bill Morgan’s recent talk at Stanford, the home of Allen’s Archive – and an enthused response (to that curious[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 75
May 25, 2012
On The Road’s Cannes debut has to be the lead news.  Here’s the AP wire story. Here’s Steve Chagollan’s interesting background article for The New York Times. Joan Dupont also reports on the movie for the Times – and Manohola Dargis, on their blog, provides an early, (not entirely unsympathetic), review. Carlo[…]