Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 311
April 14, 2017
The Best Minds of My Generation – A Literary History of the Beats – Bill Morgan’s masterly collection of Allen’s teaching wisdom   (from Naropa and Brooklyn College)[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 226
July 10, 2015
  A wonderful thing – “On July 18, in a moment of belated poetic justice, a stone will be laid on the otherwise unmarked grave of Thaddeus Marshall, an African-American street vendor from Rutherford, N(ew) J(ersey), noting his unsung contribution[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 178
June 6, 2014
  Two weeks since the last “Round-Up”, so let’s get right down to it… Not-to-be-missed – Distant Neighbors, the Selected Letters between Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder, just published by Counterpoint. Watch the video of the two together, in conversation, at the recent (2014)  Festival of  Faiths in Louisville, Kentucky (moderated by[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 173
April 18, 2014
April 18 – Bob Kaufman‘s and Kathy Acker‘s birthday today. For our postings on Kaufman – see here and here. For our posting on Kathy Acker see here Women of the Beat Generation, a perennially significant topic, gets another airing next week in Randolph, New[…]
Kerouac – On The Road to Desolation
March 30, 2013
One year on from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster (of March 11). Here’s one of numerous news reports (this one from Aljazeera). Here’s Aileen Mioko[…]
Jack Kerouac’s Birthday
March 12, 2013
Jack Kerouac’s birthday today! – Happy Birthday, Jack! – Had he lived, he would have been (strange vision!) 91 years old.[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 116
March 8, 2013
There’s going to be a big new William Burroughs show opening next week in Hamburg, at the Deichtorhallen (from March 15 – August 18), curated by Udo Breger and Axel Heil – “The exhibition’s goal is to make tangible, in review, and for the first time within Europe on such a scale,[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 98
November 2, 2012
 Witness (on the BBC’s World Service) – ‘history as told by the people who were there” – Last Monday’s episode (download-able from their site – and also available here) features memories by Michael McClure on the[…]
Beatniks (More Beat Kitsch)
June 30, 2012
Our posting of a little “Beat kitsch” (only peripherally-related), a couple of weeks back, got such a good response, we’re reluctantly posting a little more. “Beatniks” and “Beat poetry” in the film world, this time, (tho’ we begin with the necessary caveat – that we’re surveying not the art and the artists[…]