Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 381
August 31, 2018
The Beats and Women – that continually thorny topic (we noted last week Blair Hurley’s Paris Review article – You might also recall Lynnette Lounsbury’s piece in The[…]
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[…]
WNET (Koch & Ashbery) – John Ashbery
February 11, 2018
JA: I met Kenneth (Koch) when I was first a student in Harvard in 1947 and I met Frank (O’Hara) a couple of years later. We all wound up[…]
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.[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 332
September 8, 2017
“….exquisite mind cartoons that could be heard with eyes closed, the voice perfectly ordinary with the slight edge of extravagant conversational camp, a mind artifice not unnatural to hypnagogic revery, deceptive, till you hear the chasm landscapes and awkward universes created and[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 326
July 28, 2017
John Ashbery Today’s a grand day for American poetry, John Ashbery‘s 90th birthday! – Happy Birthday, John! There’s a new biography (the first, actually) just out from FSG on John’s early life – The Songs We Know Best: John Ashbery’s Early Life, by Karin Roffman (taking it up to his departure for[…]
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[…]
Kenneth Koch Q and A continued
October 18, 2015
Kenneth Koch Q & A from 1979 continues KK:  Maybe we should have some more questions. What would you like me to tell you about? Student: What do you at Columbia? KK: I teach three courses there. I’m a regular Professor. I[…]
Kenneth Koch Q & A
October 17, 2015
            Two weeks ago, we featured transcript of “New York School” poet, Kenneth Koch speaking at Naropa (back in 1979). This weekend we continue that with transcript of the Q & A that followed his lecture Student: You.. When you write, do you get edited at all?   KK: I’ve[…]
Kenneth Koch’s 1979 Naropa Class
October 3, 2015
                                                               Kenneth Koch last week – Here’s transcription of Kenneth’s (Summer Academy of Practicing Writers) May 26, 1979 Naropa class[…]