Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 341

Several more images from the upcoming show of Jack Kerouac’s art at the Maga Museum in Gallarante, Italy, have been made available – here – on the Ansa web-site.

Jack Kerouac. Beat Painting’,  curated by Sandrina Bandera, Alessandro Castiglioni and Emma Zanella, is set to open December 3rd, and also includes photographs by Robert Frank and Ettore Sottsass, a project by Peter Greenaway and the video of the classic 1966 tv interview with translator Fernanda Pivano.

Did we mention? (yes, we did, it was his birthday yesterday) a new book, a biography, on the legendary Robert FrankRead More

Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 333

Next week in Paris (September 20-22) sees the sixth Annual Conference of the European Beat Studies Network –  “The Transcultural Beat Generation”  is this year’s focus “(Collaboration. Publication, Translation)”.  The three days are broken down as follows: Wednesday, the 20th – “French Edition(s) and Beat Intellectual Life in Paris” – Thursday, the 21st – “Beat Translation and Collaboration” – Friday the 22nd – “Marginalized Beat Artists”.

Of the specifically Ginsbergian – Thursday-evening (6-7.30) has been given over to a panel on Allen, chaired by Anna Aublet) – (rather unfortunately, it clashes with a panel on William Burroughs (chaired by … Read More

Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 331

[Allen Ginsberg, 1968.  Photo: Larry Keenan Jr.]

More Ginsberg memories (see last week) – Judy Goldhaft, director of The Planet Drum Foundation, recollects an unusual seder:

“For the first time since the crucifixion, there was a total lunar eclipse on the night of the seder in 1968. That apparently happened also on the night of the Last Supper and we were all aware of this. We had a seder near Duboce Park. [San Francisco] The Hells Angels were there and the Diggers were there. My son asked the Four Questions, and…asked  Allen Ginsberg [as tradition … Read More

Expansive Poetics – 118 (Do It – Jeff Nightbyrd & Abbie Hoffman & Florence Becker Lennnon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Jeff Nightbyrd,”Underground Press” maven]

AG: [to Jeff Nightbyrd] – What are you..  you’re in town for an underground media convention? Jeff Nightbyrd: We’re going to have an alternative tv network in America. AG: Uh-hmm Jeff Nightbyrd:  (The) FCC has licensed low-power tv stations – KBDI and Video West and Public Interest Video in Washington put together a conference of leading experimental video people (who) came… AG: Here in town (Boulder) or in Denver? Jeff Nightbyrd: Here. Well, in Boulder and at KBDI. We get… probably some … Read More

Morley Markson’s Growing Up In America

We’ve sung the praises of the Internet Archive before – and we’ll do it again this weekend, as we spotlight Morley Markson’s 1986 documentary, “Growing Up In America” (or, to give it its full title, “Growing Up In America: Breathing Together, Revolution of the Electric Family”), a ’60’s profile, featuring interviews with Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, John Sinclair, Fred Hampton, Deborah Johnson, (Akua Njeri), Don Cox, William Kunstler, Timothy Leary – and Allen!
The film begins with him reading from the “Moloch” section of “Howl”, but then turns first to Jerry Rubin.… Read More

Human Be-In in San Francisco 1967 (ASV 8)

[Allen Ginsberg at the Human Be-In, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco 1967. Photo: c. Lisa Law]
[Allen Ginsberg & Gary Snyder circumambulating Golden Gate Park at the Human Be-In, San Francisco 1967. Photo: c. Lisa Law]
Two of Lisa Law’s iconic ‘Sixties pictures grace The Allen Ginsberg Project today – Allen Ginsberg at the San Francisco “Human Be-In”, January 14, 1967, the famous “gathering of the tribes” – a key moment, in what later developed into the flowering of “the hippies”, the emergence of a “counter-culture” and the legendary “summer of love”.
Two figures to take note … Read More