Jacqueline Gens Interview – part 2
August 21, 2018
Robert Frank – New York City, September 1993 – photo: Allen Ginsberg] John Shoesmith interviews Jacqueline Gens on Allen Ginsberg’s Photography – continues JS: Do you have any favourites from the collection? JG: I loved the portraits from the 1980s. The one of Juanita Lieberman, from the Twelve Trees book, one of[…]
International Women’s Day 2018
March 8, 2018
International Women’s Day today – The Allen Ginsberg Project stands in solidarity with International Women’s Day. Recognizing Women and the Beats have a.. complicated relationship. Tonight in LA – the opening of a five-day “Beyond Beat” festival at Beyond Baroque – a “Women of the Beat Generation” reading, with Eve Brandstein (reading[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 348
January 12, 2018
Reposting and restating last week’s big news – “Howl’,  a newly-assembled red vinyl  box-set will be available soon – next month – from Craft Recordings.  February 23 is slated as the release-date. Hold your breath! A couple of weeks back,  Chris Agg uploaded a scattering of short Beat-related video-clips onto You Tube.[…]
Eric Mottram and Philip Whalen 1985 Naropa Reading
December 30, 2017
  Eric Mottram] A vintage Naropa reading from July 21 1985 in two parts for this weekend. Today, the first part, features Eric Mottram and Philip Whalen. Anne Waldman gives the introductions. Allen Ginsberg tomorrow. AW: We’re pleased to have Eric Mottram, Philip Whalen and Allen Ginsberg reading – and Eric and[…]
Shunryu Suzuki (1904-1971)
December 4, 2017
Remembering today one of the great Buddhist teachers, Suzuki Roshi,  Shunryu Suzuki, influential Soto Zen priest and founder of the San Francisco Zen Center and the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center (the first Soto Zen training monastery in the United States and one of the very first Buddhist training monasteries to be established[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 343
November 24, 2017
Cartoon Comix Allen. We’ve  featured this manifestation several times before, notably in the thoughtful and lively work of Nathan Gelgud. and, back in the 70’s, not forgetting Pat Ryan and Allen’s Chicago Trial Testimony in comic form  Keeping that tradition going, a shout-out to talented Sasha Velour‘s on-going graphic novel on Stonewall.[…]
Joanne Kyger – There You Are
September 3, 2017
Published on Tuesday – We unequivocably sing its praises –  from Wave Books, There You Go – Interviews, Journals and Ephemera by the late-lamented Joanne Kyger  From the publisher’s site: “The inaugural book of Wave’s new interview series, There You Are combines 40 years of interviews, letters, poems, and journals to present[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 331
September 1, 2017
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[…]
Naropa Summer Writing Program 2017
June 10, 2017
Starting tomorrow – the 2017 session of the Naropa Summer Writing Program. Here are all the details. From June 11 to July 1st – “The New Weathers” – Anne Waldman explains: “By The New Weathers, we intend to name the ramifications of climate change wrought in the Anthropocene. The luminous details evidencing[…]
Sunday May 21 (Robert Creeley)
May 21, 2017
Robert Creeley continued (from yesterday) Sunday May 21 – Robert Creeley’s birthday today. We continue with our transcript of his 1976 Bay Area Writers reading RC  I thought possibly to read a few of the poems that would’ve come from that time of ..of being in the city…just seeing[…]