Alice Notley on Allen Ginsberg – 2
September 11, 2018
Alice Notley on the internationalism of Allen Ginsberg continued from yesterday AN: The second poem selected by chance (I am opening the book randomly, plonk, trying to be vaguely chronological is “Going to Chicago” – dated August 24, 1968,[…]
Sid Kaplan Interview – part 2
August 14, 2018
John Shoesmith interview with Sid Kaplan on his work as printer of Allen Ginsberg’s photography continues    JS: I’m sure that famous Kerouac photo on the fire escape was one you probably could have done in your sleep, seeing as you probably printed it dozens[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 364
May 4, 2018
Continuing today in New York, the inaugural St Mark’s Poetry Project Allen Ginsberg Symposium – For more on that (proposed annual event) – see here On public television this week, (presented by WGBH Boston and distributed by American Public Television) the beginning of a new[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 357
March 16, 2018
Allen Ginsberg in India – Allen and the Hungryalists (we’ve pointed out this crucial connection before) – Rima Bhattacharya’s “The Common Thread Between The Beats[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 353
February 16, 2018
The Toronto photo show, “Fleeting Moments, Floating Worlds..,“ that we mentioned last week continues. What we omitted to mention was the accompanying catalog (printed and designed by the legendary Coach House Press). As curator, John Shoesmith writes in the forward –[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 352
February 9, 2018
Opening this past week, and on through April 27, at the University of Toronto’s Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library  – Fleeting Moments, Floating Words, and the Beat Generation – The Photography of Allen Ginsberg.   from Thomas Marks’  […]
Allen Ginsberg 1974 San Francisco tv Interview – “I Believe”
October 7, 2017
Continuing our spotlight on some of the video treasures in Stanford University’s recently-digitalized archive – Allen on San Francisco television (KPIX) in 1974, interviewed by Father Mike S Riley on his inter-faith tv show, “I Believe”  – “When I sit/I see dust motes in my[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 329
August 18, 2017
Last week we reported on a poor quality tape from Stanford that illegally came out (and was dutifully squashed). This week we report on a high quality recording that was properly disseminated (included, alongside a brief notice, in Le Magazine Litteraire’s announcement of the Ginsberg digitalization).  The tape “Tape 3 Ginsberg 1994”[…]
Allen Ginsberg at San Francisco Poetry Center, 1959
April 25, 2017
Fifty-eight years ago today, Allen read in San Francisco for Ruth Witt-Diamant at  the Poetry Center.  A reason (as if we needed one) to draw your attention to the extraordinary resources of the still active and dynamic SFSU Poetry Center. Ruth Witt-Diamant introductory remarks: “Our guest today is a poet for young[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 305
March 3, 2017
Hot news from Real Gone Music – reissues of two essential Beat albums (limited editions in vinyl) – Allen’s classic 1966 recording of Kaddish and the Jack Kerouac-Steve Allen‘s recording Poetry For The Beat Generation, (Jack’s debut as a recording artist). Both are officially due out April 7, but pre-ordering will be[…]